What a great way to start the day with a morning full of music at Government House.
Students from Embleton Primary School were treated to a tour and a concert as part of the Governor and Ms Annus’s Schools Music and Arts Program.
The program is aimed at providing primary school students with an interactive music experience where they can learn about different types of instruments and also understand the value of music in education. Today’s session featured ‘Water Water Everywhere’, a group who use water, everyday items and instruments to help students have a bucketload of fun creating their own music.
Duke of Edinburgh Awards Reception
The Governor and Ms Annus later hosted a special reception in advance of the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards Presentation event.
The reception at Government House recognised volunteers and stakeholders who support the work of Awards WA, the organisation that runs the Duke of Edinburgh Awards in WA.
The Awards, initiated by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh in 1956, recognise the need to support growth and development of youth aged 14 to 24 years old right around the globe, including here in WA.
Following the reception at Government House the Governor attended the formal Awards Presentation where the Governor addressed recipients and guests, and helped present 88 Awards.
Talking defence and ships
The Governor today met with former inaugural Defence West Executive Director Matt Moran who has recently taken up a new role with Luerssen Australia.
Luerssen Australia is currently contracted as part of the Federal government’s naval shipbuilding program to deliver the Royal Australian Navy’s Arafura class Patrol vessels, 10 of which are being built in Western Australia.