WATCH: Musical plea to the Prime Minister
A PINT-SIZED talent has put out a musical plea addressed to Prime Minister Scott Morrison to close down schools and help slow the spread of coronavirus.
Ten-year-old Noah Robertson wrote the song titled 'Dear Mr Prime Minister' in the hope it would make Mr Morrison reconsider his decision to keep schools open.
During the latest coronavirus update today, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said states would make their own arrangements with schools between now and the end of term.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk yesterday announced Queensland schools would move to pupil-free days from next week, with the exception of children of essential workers.
Noah's aptly-named song asks the Prime Minister to "let us stay at home" so students can "keep your teachers safe from harm and the germs that (they) pass on".
The St Catherine's student hoped schools would be shut to keep everyone safe during the pandemic.
"Well at the moment with this coronavirus, it's a bit unknown," he said
"I have asthma so that worries me a bit.
"I know that even though kids are less likely to get sick with it, the adults around us - our teachers and parents - can.
"So I thought I would write a little song and hope that the Prime Minister would just shut the schools to keep everyone as safe as possible."
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk yesterday said the pupil-free days would allow teachers to remain at work and prepare future learning materials
"Next week Queensland schools will move to student free days ... schools will remain open to allow children of essential workers and vulnerable children to remain at school," Ms Palaszczuk said.