Five Merimbula Public School students represented their school and community recently when they performed at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Festival of Instrumental Music.
Arabella Tarpey, Liliana Watters, Charlotte Miller, Paris Martin and Lily Butler-Woolard practised three difficult repertoires for months leading up to the event.
Public school students in remote areas often miss out on potentially life-changing opportunities and the passion of these teachers to be involved in this significant annual event is inspiring. Public school principals appeared on stage throughout the evening vowing support for the Festival of Instrumental Music and their determination to ensure students from isolated areas were able to participate.
Arabella, Liliana, Charlotte, Paris and Lily were celebrities at the hotel where they stayed as none of the staff had ever been to the Opera House and were so impressed that their guests were actually performing there!
The girls couldn’t wipe the smiles from their faces for days. They said it was the most amazing experience ever and they look forward to performing at the Opera House again next year.
The students and their families thank Mrs Beth Smith of Merimbula Public School and Mr Peter Claxton of Pambula Public School for their commitment and dedication.