Secondary students at the Leongatha Campus recently ran a successful cabaret evening in Pioneers Hall. The evening was a wonderful occasion, with the gifts and talents of each student being showcased.
The students were responsible for organising everything from decorations, flowers, table settings and setting up of the venue to preparing menus, looked after lighting and sound, working as stage hands and cooking the food. They also ushered, served coffee and waited on tables.
The menu included sushi, choux pastry, spring rolls, curry puffs, trout-topped blini and chocolate muffins. Some of the ingredients, including the trout, were sourced from the school’s AgHort program.
Performance items ranged from drama, dance and band items to solo piano, singing and trumpet pieces. Each performance was well-received by an appreciative audience of families, staff members and others.
An enjoyable evening of good food and entertainment was achieved thanks to the hard work of the students, who problem-solved, collaborated and organised as necessary to keep the show on the road and establish a relaxed atmosphere. Guests commented on the professionalism of the students, the ingenuity of the event, and the range of amazing gifts on display.
The objective of the evening was to ensure that each student had the opportunity to display their gifts and talents in a variety of areas as part of a low budget event through which they could employ problem-solving strategies and work together as a team. They are to be congratulated on pulling together such a worthwhile community building event.