Daylesford Primary School students form band with instruments made from found objects

MUSICAL: Daylesford Primary School's Amelia, Tullie, Chloe, Matilda, Tsz, Charles, Sophie and Alex. Photo: Lachlan Bence
MUSICAL: Daylesford Primary School's Amelia, Tullie, Chloe, Matilda, Tsz, Charles, Sophie and Alex. Photo: Lachlan Bence

DAYLESFORD PUPILS have joined creative forces to make their very own instruments for an orchestra the town has never seen before.

The Orchestra of Found Objects is the brainchild of a creative group of Daylesford Primary School pupils, who have made instruments out of things they have found around their house - from a bottle flute, Pringle can shaker, to a tissue box guitar and even a mattress pump - it is a sight to behold. 

Principal Brett Millott said the students, from prep up to Grade Four, had come up with the concept on their own and were practising their instruments at lunchtimes.

"This fits into the STEM subject, where students work together on projects and do things that are hands-on," he said. 

"My interest has been the initiative that the kids have shown, the way they have done everything off their own bat and the enthusiasm they have in participating in the project, that has come off their interest."

The pupils said the process had been lots of fun and they enjoyed finding objects to make into instruments.