With access limited to aged care homes due to COVID-19 restrictions, it has been more difficult for residents to receive visitors and entertainment.
But using their own initiative two Bega High School students worked out a way to bring smiles to the faces of residents at Bega's Hillgrove House, by recording other students performing songs and presenting a video of the project to the residents.
"Along with the other people who performed, I guess it's good to know we gave them a bit of fun and music," Year 8's Alyssa Lockerbie said.
"Music is probably one of the best things for them.
"Even though it was a bit of stress because of COVID, we feel proud of ourselves we actually did it."
While the concert was a success, restrictions this year meant they could not repeat it, so the idea of recording students playing songs was born.
It should also be noted while last year's concert was organised for Youth Frontiers, this year Alyssa and Ayden organised the recording themselves, with the assistance of mentors, because they wanted to help the retirement home residents.
"This year, since corona started it's obviously been a bit tough on Hillgrove House," Alyssa said.
"Some families may not have been able to visit, so we had to think of ways to get around that."
The two recorded solo and group songs, both originals and music from the 1960s and '70s, totalling about half an hour of showtime.
Ayden said "there were a few mishaps here and there", for instance at the start of their project the students were not allowed to sing due to coronavirus restrictions of the time.
"We thought about having solo songs, but eventually the restrictions eased up a bit," he said.
He said they had sent the video to Hillgrove House two weeks ago and the residents had given them good feedback about it.
Despite the challenges they faced, Alyssa said she enjoyed their 2020 project even more than last year's.
"I think I liked this experience better, just because if there was a problem with the recording we could figure it out," she said.
"Also they can watch it whenever they like; the performance was a one-time thing."