Magical evening of art, food and entertainment

By June 15, 2018Visual Art

All the ingredients came together last night to make the Board Show and Year 11 Business Market Evening a huge success: inspired art works, a great selection of food and drink, a live jazz band and clear weather.
Year 11, 12 & 13 Visual Art students displayed their talents in art, design and photography while Year 11 Business Studies students set up more than 20 stalls in and around E Block selling food and drinks for staff, students, friends and family that flocked to the evening.
Musicians Billy McColl, Denzel Kelemete and Amitai Aharon provided the jazz backdrop to an evening that saw the classrooms and hallways of E Block opened up for the Board Show.
The Year 11 Business Studies students were kept busy on the night as part of a project that sees businesses formed, leadership roles taken and business plans developed. For these Year 11 students, selling to parents was a new challenge after selling solely to their peers as Year 10s at last year’s Market Day.
Commerce teacher Ratinder Gill said, “Such an activity is helping to develop and promote student accountability. Students were well-behaved and friendly and most groups prepared very well for the market evening. All stalls broke even and most business groups made a profit ranging from $5 to $280.”
Mrs Gill said parents enjoyed being able come out in the evening and support their children, and loved the festive atmosphere created with art, food and music.
HoD Visual Arts Bryn Corkery, said “Students took a leadership role in the organisation of the event, which was really encouraging to see. The relaxed and welcoming atmosphere reinforced the positive community spirit that our students have.
“The show illustrated the depth in creative talent we have at this school. Visitors were impressed by the wide variety of ideas on display.”