Parted But United

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SonOfTheExiles
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » April 18th, 2020, 1:40 am

There's an Australian institution called the "School of the Air".

When the Flying Doctor service was set up in remote areas of Outback Australia, it was soon noticed that the radios would be a good tool for bringing education to isolated Outback children.

Nowadays, it's done with telecommunications and the Internet, but the spirit of the "School of the Air" remains the same. Their motto and School Song is "Parted But United".

It occurred to me in this time of coronavirus and social distancing that that motto, "Parted But United", is a sentiment that we as Librivoxers worldwide might take to our hearts.

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https://drive.google.com/open?id=1zpoSrKutAuu_ztZSJbNBGbmboSCw17ih

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1o5MAlGSuHZ8WuAf9JnBtO9gsJy-s1n1A


The School of the Air Song (Sung to the tune of ‘Waltzing Matilda’)

All the little children
Scattered through the Outback
Tune into School of the Air at the start
And we sing as we listen
To many tape recordings
All joining in though we’re many miles apart

Chorus:
Parted but United, Parted but United
Is our school motto and pride of our hearts
And we sing as we listen
To many tape recordings
All joining in though we’re many miles apart

Big ones and little ones
Listen in attentively
Eager for knowledge our teachers impart
Then we call in to answer
Telling them exciting things
Then back to work with a much lighter heart.
"Sorry, my tongue got in the way of my eye-tooth, and I couldn't see what I was saying..."
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Post by CSCO » April 18th, 2020, 8:47 am

Ow! They are farmer children, aren't they? Then farm animals are also their school mates. Because the animals also listen the programs with them. So, this is intact:


(`・ω・´) Everybody!

Parted BOW United, Parted MEW United

(Earthworms and flowers are also singing along together silently!)
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Post by commonsparrow3 » April 18th, 2020, 9:22 am

Son of the Exiles, I love this! All of our schools have closed here, and everyone is struggling to figure out how to make this remote schooling work smoothly. It's encouraging to learn about a remote school program that''s been already doing it for decades! That means it can certainly be done!

Also, I really liked their theme song! It is so appropriate for us at LV. With a bit of tweaking, it could be our theme song, too!

(I took the liberty of doing some tweaking ...)

All the LibriVoxers,
Scattered over continents,
Come to the Forum, the place where we start,
And we read, and we listen,
To many book recordings,
All joining in though we’re many miles apart.

Chorus:
Parted but United, Parted but United,
LibriVox's motto and pride of our hearts,
And we read, and we listen,
To many book recordings,
All joining in though we’re many miles apart.

Old hands and new ones,
Help each other at our task,
Eager for tips other members impart,
So we ask, and we answer,
And chat about off-topic stuff,
Then back to our work with a much lighter heart.

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Post by mightyfelix » April 18th, 2020, 10:35 am

I love both versions of this! :9:

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