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Cultivating Future Creative Entrepreneurs of Cairns

17/09/2014
​Junior Musicals Director
​At Edge Hill State School we are committed to developing the whole child through learning. In addition to supporting academic growth we provide a range of extra-curricular activities that meet and enhance the interests and talents of all in our school community. Recently we have celebrated the arts in many ways enjoying a month of marvellous music and song, art, dance and drama too.
The creativity kicked off in August with the inaugural junior musical, The Wackadoo Zoo. Students from years 2 and 3 impressed audiences in this delightful musical theatre production for school children involving song, movement and spoken roles. More than 100 students practised after school and during lunch breaks enthusiastically for several months.
As the lights went down on one production another spectacle took shape. In early September the city of Cairns launched its own festival of culture and creativity and Edge Hill State School joined the celebrations with our very own float in the Cairns Festival Grand Parade. Our efforts were rewarded when we received first place for school entries from the Cairns Regional Council.
Adding to this month of merry-making we had Prep students take to the stage in full and fabulous costume for their annual Fairy Tale Musicals event. This year the stories of Hansel & Gretel and The Three Little Pigs were explored through song and dance. This activity is a highlight of the Prep calendar and wonderful entertainment.
Following the smallest students in the school the tallest had their moment under lights! After working for months with Year 10 students from Cairns State High School, Year 6 and 7 students from Edge Hill State School gave a high energy performance in the Rock Eisteddfod Project wowing a full house of friends and family.
Of course, none of these activities would occur without students demonstrating a high level of commitment and effort. An enormous round of applause must be given however to the staff who dedicate time and energy outside school hours to support creative projects like these in the school.