Salt Ash students perform live

TOP ACT: Salt Ash Public School performed at MarketPlace in Raymond Terrace.
TOP ACT: Salt Ash Public School performed at MarketPlace in Raymond Terrace.

Local school students made a stunning impact on shoppers at MarketPlace Raymond Terrace during Education Week (August 6-10).

Shoppers were treated to some of the best talent on show from no less than 10 schools, including both Irrawang and Hunter River High, as well as primary schools at Seaham, Raymond Terrace, Irrawang, Wirreanda, Karuah, Medowie, Grahamstown and Salt Ash.

Holly Deguara, principal at Salt Ash Public, said that the Education Week concert was the school’s first opportunity to showcase its emerging performing arts program and their talented students.

“The school has increased its participation in the performing arts over the past year and the children were very excited to be taking part in the Education Week performances,” Ms Deguara said.

“We had students representing all grades from Kindergarten to Year 6, performing songs, dance routines and productions.

“Many of the rehearsals took place during lunch time, which meant the children had to give up their own time out of normal class.

“And the results were there for the public to see. It was great to have so many people at MarketPlace in Raymond Terrace watching and supporting our students.”

Education Week this year focused on ‘Today’s Schools Creating Tomorrow’s World’, providing local shoppers and families the opportunity to see how far students have come in the performing arts.

The highly visible performances at the MarketPlace centre were all well attended and highly appreciated.