Food, Fun and Fashion
On Sunday 19 October, the School Hall was converted into a typical French Cabaret to celebrate French Day. At 10.55, the students made their entrance to the Hall and sat at their table where a sandwich “au brie”, “patisseries” and other French delicacies were awaiting. Cheyma Le Falher and Zein Osseiran climbed up on stage to welcome guests and announce the programme of the show.
The festivities commenced with two stunning performances by Scarlet Robinson and Gabriella Liandu, who respectively interpreted “ Chansons d’amour” by Faure, and “l’amour est un oiseau rebelle” from Bizet’s Carmen.
It was then time for the Fashion Show, the theme of which, this year, was: “France through the ages” and showcased costumes worn in France from the 15th to the 21st Century. Students from Years 11, 12 and 13 took to the stage with costumes and gowns entirely created by fellow students and Mrs Jan Wheeler to the applause of the audience. Now that we were back to the 21st century, it was only fitting that we would end with the most popular Francophone artist of the 21st century: Stromae. Gabriella and Scarlet interpreted “Papaoutai”, and with the lyrics on screen, many joined in during the chorus. Just outside the School Hall, students and staff alike were getting their caricatures done by our amazing Art students, and buying items kindly donated to our Flea Market. A very enjoyable event, which would not have been possible without the invaluable help of Mrs Wheeler, Mrs Le Falher and Mrs Lascelles-Lloyd. We would also like to also thank Mrs Nair, Mrs Watson, Mrs Shethia and Mrs Chakkos for helping out on the day, and the Art Department for providing us with students and easels for the caricatures.