“I am so excited” says Luka as we are driving towards the Monash University at 6.30 pm. Tonight they are performing on a real stage, together with more than 500 other students from the Essex Heights Primary School. They have been practising a long time for this. I am expecting quite an event.
All the students are performing in singing, musical instruments and/or Indonesian dance. It is very impressive when you see all the children on the big stage and a whole hall filled with proud parents, friends and relatives. Since our family and friends are far away, or maybe it is the other way around, here is a video impression of the night:
Grade 3-4 song
One of the songs that Kai is singing is ‘Firefly’ with all the grade 3 and 4 students from the Essex Heights Primary School. I find it hard to believe that these amazing kids are only between 8-10 years old:
Grade 2 song
Luka is singing Nursery Rhymes with all the grade 2 students, the 7-8 year olds:
“I did have butterflies in my stomach when we went on the stage” says Kai when I ask him how he liked performing for a big crowd of people. “I could not see the audience” says Luka. It is 10.30 pm as we are back in the car driving home again with two exhausted but satisfied children.