IRRAWANG High School turned on the festival of all festivals recently, with their ‘Showcase 2017’ event impressing the packed crowds each night.
Over 700 performers, backstage crew and staff came together to celebrate this year’s theme of ‘Just Imagine’, and imagine they did.
The students hailed from Irrawang High School, and all their feeder primary schools including Medowie Public School, Wirreanda Public School and Irrawang Public School
With vibrancy and brilliance, every student from the Lakeside Community of Schools showcased their talents to a packed audience each night.
Adele Robinson, Head Teacher CAPA (Creative and Performing Arts) and Showcase producer, told News Of The Area, “What an amazing two nights that celebrated Public Education at its best.
“On behalf of everyone who worked on Showcase this year, I would like to extend my congratulations to each and every participant and volunteer.
“The community will certainly look forward to next year’s annual extravaganza,” she said.
This wonderfully successful night has been running for over 15 years in its current format, and requires a small army of volunteers and dedicated students and volunteers.
Ms Robinson said, “It is so important that we take a moment to acknowledge that the success of this event requires a team of CAPA staff and student ambassadors.”
“We are so glad to have them as part of our CAPA family.”
“Collaboration and creativity equal success,” she said.
The audience was treated to spirited group dance ensembles, talented harmonic choirs and soloists that brought a tear to the eye.
The school home economics class worked tirelessly in the kitchen to treat a VIP group to some special treats before the closing night.
Year 12 students, who sadly attended their last Showcase as performers, spoke to the crowd with great emotion about what wonderful benefits participating in Showcase has had for their time at school, and encouraged all students present to be involved.
By Rachael VAUGHAN