My Valley, My Home
The My Valley, My Home project was a collaboration between the Latrobe Health Assembly, Play It Forward, and the Latrobe Valley Community Choir. The initiative brought together a virtual choir to rehearse and record a music video to accompany the world premiere of Jonathon Welch’s original song, My Valley, My Home. The project sought to bolster local pride and provide opportunities for social connection during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Highlights of the project included:
- 270+ people participated in creating the video
- 20,000+ views of the video on social media
- A positive online response from community with 280+ post shares
- The video was embraced by Latrobe City Council and showcased at the 2021 Australia Day Ceremony
- Positive feedback from choir participants who responded to the evaluation survey (n=19), including: 84% agreed or strongly agreed the rehearsals helped them feel more socially connected to others during the COVID-19 situation; 68% agreed or strongly agreed they had learnt new skills by participating in this project; 95% agreed or strongly agreed they felt proud when they saw the video online.
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