This year we want Primary School teachers to prepare their students to perform Hands Across Australia using the backing track or their own musical accompaniment, and include an original rap section. Entries must include audio of the students singing Hands Across Australia but can be presented in a variety of multimedia formats which might include a:
The winning Primary School will receive $15,000 for their school.
Every school in Australia has been sent a pack with all the resources you need to create your entry for the CREATivE CHANGE GenerationOne School Competition. You can also access all the resources from the links below.
Click here to download a range of classroom resources for teachers, students and parents.
Listen to Father Elimo Tapim singing the Kai Wed Song.
Read the full Dreamtime story with your class.
Watch Midnight Oil perform at the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
Click here to download a poster that you can print out and put up at your school to encourage your whole school community to get involved in the CREATivE Change GenerationOne School Competition.
Download the word sheet.
Download the Hands Across Australia practice track with the Australian Girls Choir.
Download the Hands Across Australia backing track with no vocals.
Need help learning or teaching the song?
Let the Australian School of Performing Arts help you with these easy to follow instructional clips:
Learn the Chorus [Sing Chorus doc]
Learn Verse 1 [Sing Verse 1]
Learn the Ending [Sing Ending]
Sing the whole song [Sing Full Version]
This Raw Energy Dance (RED) was created by Dale Pope from the Australian School of Performing Arts and is a great way to get moving!
Watch the dance intro video.
Watch the instructional video for 'Combo 1'.
Watch the instructional video for 'Combo 2'.
Watch the instructional video for 'Combo 3'.
Watch the instructional video for 'Combo 4'.
Watch the full dance.
Download the track here.
Download the PDF.
Dale Pope is a Senior Choreographer at the Australian School of Performing Arts and founder of Raw Energy Dance.
The Australian School of Performing Arts offers a variety of high quality Performing Arts experiences to young people throughout the country. Extra curricular activities and school based programmes are provided by the Australian Girls Choir and a3 – australian arts alive.