On Monday evening the students of Merimbula Public School proved that Merimbula's got talent! Over 170 students from the school impressed family and friends with their singing, dancing and acting expertise showcasing some of the outstanding performing arts programs that take place within the school.
Lochie, a Year 6 student, featured as pre-show entertainment, singing beautiful renditions of 'Make You Feel My Love', 'Drops Of Jupiter' and 'The Lazy Song'. Before the show had even begun parents, carers, family and friends were impressed by Lochie and by the amazing transformation to the school stage. "The sets are amazing" shared Angi High Vice President of the P&C "I can't believe how much work has gone into them".
Before too long all Years 3 and 4 students were on stage for the opening act, showing the hard work they had put in when learning to sing a range of songs from the musical 'Best Foot Forward' courtesy of Deborah Martin Productions. Each class performed a dance item and some songs and were supported by talented Year 5 and 6 peers who also performed some songs and dances to celebrate music from the past 100 years.
"It is thanks to the perseverance of the students, teachers and support staff within the school that this musical has been so successful" shared Mrs Fiona Hosken, Assistant Principal and Producer. Fiona shared that working collaboratively, giving their best and working hard over the past months had made this musical not only a successful experience for those involved but also a great production.
Mrs Michelle Hulme, Principal, shared that she was proud of all of the students, teachers and support staff who had worked together so well to make the evening extremely enjoyable for the 225 audience members who made the show a sell-out. "The students who worked back stage, students who created the sets, the student lighting and sound crew, dancers, singers and actors have made us proud with their talents, achievements and hard work" shared Mrs Hulme "Our school and community is so lucky to have such dedicated teaching and support staff who enable such programs and experiences to be available for our children".
Mrs Hulme also thanked the large, dedicated P&C who continue to support performing arts programs within the school. She also thanked the P&C for their generous donation of $2000 to the school's Creative and Performing Arts Committee to support them in implementing a new Elective Performing Arts Program in 2012. It is no wonder that the students are looking forward to even more exciting opportunities in the year to come.
Check out some photos from the night in our Gallery