Last Saturday we enjoyed a really sunny spring day for the Shearwater Spring Carnival.
It was a glorious day of flowers, frivolity and fun for all the community. It was wonderful to see so much variety and representation from all areas of the school.
The new school hall was featured with all the landscaping works around it. The range from sweet to poignant in the performances entertained the roving masses for the entire 5 hours, with an eloquent Tani and multifaceted Ross at the helm.
In the homely realm of ‘Early Childhood Lane,’ sweet smelling garlands issued forth, gnarly gnomes were catered for in the crystal dig, and bounteousness of the tempting was there for all to see.
From ‘The Crafty Corner’ there flowed brightly painted rainbow ribbons, face painting and the ever popular creative candle stall. In the animated action of the snide side show ally, spruikers were in force challenging all and sundry to test their skills in frivolous springtime pursuits.
"And what’s this trying to gain altitude in the midst of the proceedings?" Of course, no carnival would be complete without a flapping and rolling, humanly-constructed flying machine attempting lift-off between the sushi stall (ever so tasty) and the fantastic falafels of antiquity (the recipe, that is)!
And the Culinary Courtyard was a trifle too popular as the outpouring of fabulous fair ceased a tad too early to satisfy a seemingly unquenchable demand!
It seems all parts of the school came together for the day, so to all who contributed there is heart-felt gratitude:
Tani, Ross, Brian, Frankie, Ken, Jason, Kay, and all the CPRs and helpers, and not to forget the teachers, especially those responsible for the choirs and strings programs.
It was great to see the welcome return of our old friends Ron and Michelle, and a big thank you to all the Performers, Bakers and Candlestick Makers.
Money raised (approximately $9000) is going toward two much-needed school projects—playground equipment for the primary school, and accessible outdoor seating for the high school.
Michael Lester, Cl 2