CHILDREN from Brunswick Heads Public School have scored the gig of a lifetime - the opportunity to perform at this year's Byron Bay Bluesfest.
Assistant principal Jennifer Clowes' 2/3CL class is working with music educator Amanda Dumesny and local singer/songwriter Tim Stokes to perform an original song about threatened and endangered animals in the Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve.
Using percussion instruments to represent the sounds and animals of the littoral rainforest, the students will perform Please Take Care (Bruns Nature Reserve), on the first day of the festival, Thursday, April 5 at 4pm in the Cavanbah tent.
"We are concentrating on three threatened animals: the wallum froglet, the beach stone curlew and the long-nosed potoroo," Amanda said.
"It's a fantastic opportunity for the children to learn about the local environment. and to part of this important music event."
Bluesfest veteran Ash Grunwald is visiting the school today to sing a few songs for the students and to give them a few tips about performing at Bluesfest.
Tim Stokes, whose recently released album, Mexico, reached number five on the Australian blues/roots airplay chart and who assisted Amanda, will also be putting in an appearance.
The students are listed on the Bluesfest program as the Young Sounds of Byron.
Byron Bay and Kadina high schools will also be performing.
Amanda said she thanked Peter Noble and Katie Watts from Bluesfest for their support.
A fantastic opportunity for the children to learn about the local environment and be part of this important music event