World Music, Arts and Dance
Students and staff from Thebarton Senior College recently had the opportunity to attend the WOMADelaide festival over the March long weekend.
WOMADelaide is a four-day outdoor festival of music, arts and dance that takes place in Adelaide's beautiful Botanic Park. Across the weekend, there were performances by over 500 artists from more than 40 countries, making it one of Adelaide's biggest arts events.
This year WOMADelaide provided tickets to the college, and both staff and students were able to attend, including students from the school band, the djembe ensemble and the poetry club.
New Arrivals Program (NAP) student Dieumerci was amazed by the size of the festival, commenting on the huge variety of music he saw on Saturday. SACE student Nick was also impressed by the diversity of activities at the event, saying that "the Aboriginal women's choir was just awesome" and noting the wide range of food from around the world.
Staff from the school also benefitted from attending the festival. "I thoroughly enjoyed WOMADelaide," said NAP teacher Sarandia Pagonis, "in particular, the Planet Talk with speakers David Ritter, CEO of Greenpeace Australia Pacific, and Professor Quentin Bereford. The two speakers were inspiring and reminded me of people power, the huge influence people can have on politicians to make the right decisions for the future of our beautiful planet Earth."
Our thanks go to WOMADelaide for generously providing tickets and making this opportunity possible.