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A beloved geography teacher is flaunting some charitable threads this morning, as he puts his support behind #AusMusicTShirtDay.
Strutting down the concrete path of Betoota Ponds Sports High, Year 10 geography teacher Peter Hirst was seen bopping along to his trusty iPod Touch loaded up with a copy of Midnight Oil’s ‘Diesel and Dust’ album.
An often smartly dressed teacher who enjoys styling waterproof pants with a gingham dress shirt and his favourite gore-tex hiking boots, The Advocate understands Peter has today decided to embrace #AusMusicTShirtDay and treat himself to some rock n’ roll threads.
A Support Act initiative which takes place during Triple J’s AusMusic month, #AusMusicTShirtDay is designed to help those in the music community who’ve had a pretty tough few years thanks to the cancellation of any gig or concert that wasn’t labelled a Hillsong festival.
A cherished day which provides Aussie music fans the chance to show off which artists they’ve been mainlining on Spotify, #AusMusicTShirtDay is a valued opportunity embraced by people like Peter, who don’t mind forking out a few dollars for a t-shirt of a band they really love.
With a jink in his step and a back-to-back morning of teaching year 10 students about the greenhouse effect, Peter told The Advocate he was pretty happy to leave his Kathmandu shirt on the clothes rack today and instead educate kids about a genre which he calls “real music”.
“I’ve got three classes to teach this morning and I think I’ll be able to put YouTube on the smart screen and weave some old Oils film clips into the lesson somehow.”
“I don’t think these kids have heard ‘Blue Sky Mine’, it’s about time they got a proper education!”.