An aspiring Beechworth musician has described the opportunity to meet Coldplay's Chris Martin as "absolutely incredible".
"I can't really put it into words, I'm still trying to process it," Asha Bright said.
Asha, along with 29 other Beechworth Secondary College students, were given a "once in a lifetime opportunity" to digitally meet the Grammy Award winning artist.
Asha even got to show Martin her own original single released that day, "Not 4 U", which he described as "wonderful".
Martin sang along with Asha's song and asked her about how she wrote it.
"I'm just very grateful for the experience and the school of course, this wouldn't have happened without the school," Asha said.
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The young musician said speaking with Martin taught her a great deal about the music world and what it takes to make it.
"I learnt that as long as I keep on trying to do music and keep at it I can sort of get anywhere with it," she said.
"You will fail and that's fine, but as long as you keep at it and keep going and do what you love, you can get somewhere with it.
"Out of everyone in Australia, Beechworth Secondary College got this opportunity, it was amazing."
Another Beechworth student, Ella Morrison, described it as a rare and welcome opportunity.
"It was an amazing opportunity and I'm so happy our school was offered this opportunity, it's a once in a lifetime thing," Ella said.
Beechworth Secondary College principal Patricia Broom said she felt wonderful to be able to give her students this kind of experience.
"It was amazing to make them feel like they were part of the bigger picture and that they were connected and important," she said.
"When Cisco asked me would you like to do this I told them absolutely, especially after being stuck inside for six months because of COVID.
"He was generous with his time so we had over 30 minutes with our students."
The opportunity came as part of Cisco's campaign aiming to celebrate educators and students across the world after dealing with the challenges thrown at them during the pandemic.
Beechworth was one of four schools in the world included in the international project.
Other students who met Martin were also ecstatic about the experience.
"Singing along to songs I've heard so many times was the best feeling, it was intimate even though he was halfway across the world," Arwen Cropley, who is also a musician, said.
"Martin was so inspiring, he made the experience comfortable and made us feel like we could do whatever we wanted in life," Lexi Bussell said.