Inspiring talent, expressive artwork, great food, laughter, music, dance, poems, comedy and lots and lots of sunshine! Students, teachers and parents all joined the annual ArtBurst, showing their creativity and breaking some boundaries together.
By Ingrid Schmoutziguer, communications advisor;
Pictures: Jojanneke (student grade 11) and Andrea Janes (school parent)
The day kicked off with some truly magnificent performances in the Aula, where we managed to squeeze in all 600+ students and staff, using the stairs and balcony to accommodate such a large audience. We saw a moving Romeo and Juliet balcony scene, some great dancing, listened to some talented musicians and Korean pop music, were surprised to hear our management team sing and all male staff rap. We also got a taster of the musical theatre production Hamilton, the secondary drama troupe is currently working on.
Students (and staff!) all took a risk during the morning workshops and joined in with gaelic dancing, made body shapes in drama, decorated a T-shirt, became make-up artists, experienced Aboriginal art, or tried to write creatively.
From 12:00 onwards, parents, siblings and grandparents joined in the fun and performed, enjoyed some great home cooked food from one of the many parent manned food stalls, visited the visual arts exhibition, watched the primary music show, or enjoyed the extraordinary talent displayed on the outside open stage. For the grand finale there was a performance by two members of the Amsterdam based improvisation comedy group Boom Chicago!