The many talents of the young students at Byron Bay Public School were on display this week at their biennial Showcase.
Around 400 parents, grandparents, friends and community members were entertained by performances from the school choirs, bands and dance groups, as well as individual vocalists, guitarists, poets, pianists and violin soloists.
School principal Geoff Spargo told Echonetdaily the event was a big success and well attended, with parents praising it as one of the best they’d seen.
He said the senior band’s rendition of Hogan’s Heroes March, which kicked off the show, was memorable and the finale saw the combined choirs singing rousing versions of I’ll Always Remember and I am Australian.
Mr Spargo said creative and performing arts ‘provides a positive impact upon all students in the development of skills for innovation and thinking, student behaviour and the development of social skills’.
‘That’s why we have it as a school focus.’
The school’s next highlight in its performing arts calendar is September’s Carnivale of Arts.