Kutcha Edwards Project
Eastwood Primary School was very fortunate to have received a grant from the State Government to be involved in the Creative Learning Partnership Program.
This has been a joint initiative between the Department of Education and Creative Victoria that enables schools to partner with top creatives and organisations to deliver projects for, and with, students and teachers that use creativity as a catalyst for learning.
Our Senior School students have been extremely lucky to have worked with singer and songwriter Kutcha Edwards over the last couple of months. Kutcha is a renowned musician in the Australian music industry.
We started off the project with all the senior school students developing a concept for two original songs by writing poetry which ended up being the lyrics, verses and choruses to the songs. Students have created music that, like Kutcha's, conveys a sense of connectedness, gratitude and understanding of who we are.
We gathered a small core group of musically inclined students to work with Kutcha to write and record the two songs. We then involved the entire Senior School cohort singing as one large choir behind Kutcha.
It has been an amazing experience for the students and the Eastwood community!
Lawson Kennard, our music specialist helped co-ordinate the project with Kutcha.
Now we have come to the end of the project and the Students formed a Band called The Easteez and they performed three songs at a special Assembly.
The first two songs were written and created by the students and Kutcha, and the third one is called ‘Yil Lull’ ……. Which is the Aboriginal Community’s National Anthem meaning ‘Together We Sing and Rejoice’.