Play School kicks off its second week of 50th anniversary celebrations with inspiring legends in Australian music and sport who showcase the diversity of Australia’s people.
The 8am Play School show on 11 July, 2016 welcomes Australian-Korean singer Dami Im who will lend her powerful pop vocals to Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
The song about hope and dreaming is apt for Dami, who came to Australia from Korea at age nine with her family in search of a better life. She took immediate advantage of the opportunity, earning scholarships and a degree in music that led her to a career in teaching. Clearly she had another calling; Dami entered and won The X Factor Australia in 2013.
Just like her former students cheered her on during her The X Factor performance, we wonder if they’ll be watching for her on Play School.
Footy legend Adam Goodes will be on the 5pm show, reading Counting Aussie Animals. Adam has had an inspiring career in the AFL, and was named Australian of the Year in 2014. He’s active helping kids in the Indigenous community, having started a foundation with a former teammate to empower the next generation of Indigenous role models and has also just launched a kids’ book, Kicking Goals, for mini footy fans.
Stay tuned every afternoon as Babyology reports on what celebrities are starring next in the Play School 50th birthday specials or check out the full program guide. Also check out the program’s official birthday launch on 18 July 2016 at 6:30pm with a collection of mini episodes.