COMET CHOIR: Tim Cunningham, Laura O'Brien, Cora Potter, Amelia Smith, Amy Miller, Dekoda McGhee, Kyan, Jake Bailey, Ethan Cruden, Jye Hartwell, Stetson McGhee, James O'Brien, Luke Cunningham and Linkin Lavis.
COMET CHOIR: Tim Cunningham, Laura O'Brien, Cora Potter, Amelia Smith, Amy Miller, Dekoda McGhee, Kyan, Jake Bailey, Ethan Cruden, Jye Hartwell, Stetson McGhee, James O'Brien, Luke Cunningham and Linkin Lavis. Jessica Dorey

Comet's pride and joy

COMET State School's journey to the Central Highlands Eisteddfod has been a bit different to others.

This week, 15 of the 27 students took part in the competition.

Due to its small size, the school doesn't have a music teacher on staff but that hasn't stopped the school taking part. The passionate P&C raised money for the school so it could bring in extra curriculum staff.

And this term it was a music teacher to help the students on their path to the eisteddfod.

P&C president Dianne O'Brien said the committee is passionate about giving students access to extra curricular staff.

"Comet is a smaller school out of town so the P&C likes to make sure they have access to teachers for specialised subjects.”

Acting principal Kate Priddle said the students always looked forward to the eisteddfod.

"The students are very excited,” she said.

"The eisteddfod is something we compete in every year so to be able to give them specialised teaching is something we are very thankful for.”

Eisteddfod teacher Kylie Bain worked with the students on postures, singing, clarity and actions to the song.

Mrs Bain said limited practise had not hindered their enthusiasm.

"We've had five days of practise over two weeks to prepare. I'm very excited and very proud of what they have achieved.”

Mrs O'Brien said all of the parents and teachers were proud of the students.

"Ever student performing has volunteered to be here. They are always great little ambassadors. ”


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