HORSHAM Primary School’s Singing Choir has won first place in a prestigious music competition.
The group performed at the Royal South Street Eisteddfod in Ballarat on Monday, winning in the Choral Contest - Primary School Show/Performance Choir section.
It was the first time the choir had performed at the prestigious competition which attracts schools from across the state.
Principal Chris Walter said the school was very proud of their achievements.
“The choir decided to challenge themselves this year by entering the eisteddfod; they have been really successful in the past at the Wimmera Eisteddfod,” he said.
“They did a terrific job and we’re all really impressed with how they’ve done.
“A lot of hard work goes into the choir and it’s a big time commitment. We’re really proud of them.”
The choir performed two songs – A Million Dreams and This Is Me from the musical film, The Greatest Showman.
There are 17 students in the choir – ranging from Years 3 to 6. It is conducted by Venetia Elbourne-Hobbs.
Mr Walter said the school was invested in having strong arts and music programs.
“Choir is an elective for students who have a passion in that field and are wanting to challenge themselves,” he said.
“We also have a sign language choir, which is very unique, and a junior concert for students to perform acts for their parents. We feel the balance we offer with arts and music provides the children with a great variety of outlets.”