Side by Side performed at New England Sings

FOR SUPPORT students, having your voice heard can be a challenge.

Not so for the students in Side by Side, a choir that combines the talents of both support and mainstream students from Armidale High School.

Head teacher of special education Debra Rothschild said the mainstream students give up a lot of their time to practice.

“It’s really good for them to get to have an understanding of disabilities and they actually develop friendships with our kids,” she said.

It’s really good for them to get to have an understanding of disabilities and they actually develop friendships with our kids. - Debra Rothschild

“It develops empathy and inclusion.”

Kayla Laing said her favourite thing about Side by Side was working with the support students.

“I want to get on Broadway,” she said.

The students rehearsed on Friday for New England Sings, the largest choral spectacular in regional NSW.

The event brings together 800 students, an 80 piece orchestra and more than 1000 audience members.

New England Sings was performed on Sunday at Lazenby Hall.

Support and mainstream students practice side by side for New England Sings. The performance is one of the largest choral groups in regional NSW.

Support and mainstream students practice side by side for New England Sings. The performance is one of the largest choral groups in regional NSW.

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