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Celebrating Creativity at the Boys' School Arts Festival

October 06, 2023 at 4:19 PM

In the heart of September, Shore Road came alive with excitement during the Boys' School Arts Festival, a vibrant celebration of creativity that attracted a diverse audience, including parents, siblings, students, and community members. Spanning two unforgettable evenings, the festival showcased a rich tapestry of artistic expression across the Boys' School campus, including visual art displays, class performances, music ensembles, drama acts, and an exciting silent auction. 

The festival's opening night primarily showcased the talents of students from Years 0 to 6, inviting families with younger boys to join the festivities. The following evening was dedicated to those in Years 7 and 8. Amidst an array of delectable food trucks that tantalised taste buds, was the jewel in the food crown, the Boys’ School’s very own ‘Sweet Treats’ stall, with an array of desserts crafted in Food Technology classes. When they weren’t captivated by the range of live musical and dramatic performances, attendees embarked on an inspiring journey through an enchanting art trail. Footsteps adorned with art guided them through the school's corridors and open spaces, transforming the campus into an immersive gallery showcasing the students' incredible artistic abilities.

The festival embraced guest participation, and one standout feature of the art trail was the range of interactive exhibits. Attendees enthusiastically engaged in crafting pipe cleaner animals and exploring animated slide artwork. Some even ventured to pick up a few guitar chords, sharing a musical moment with their children. Technology enthusiasts had the chance to delve into robotics and engineering displays, leading to exciting showdowns between parents and boys in thrilling robotic sumo wrestling matches.

Yet, perhaps the most impressive display of creativity were the art auction pieces, where guests flocked to view class artworks in JC Chalmers Hall. Each class had invested time, effort, and boundless creativity into crafting their pieces, and art connoisseurs were able to leave a silent bid, leading up to the highly anticipated Art Auction Evening in Term 4. The proceeds from this auction will circle back to the students, funding future arts initiatives slated for 2024.

Behind the scenes, the festival's resounding success bore testament to the unwavering dedication of our teachers. They nurtured the students' artistic talents, cultivating an innovative spirit that radiated throughout these two evenings. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to everyone who joined this celebration and supported the boys in their artistic endeavours.

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