ARTiculate at Cambridge High

Cambridge High School’s Junior Homeroom students made a range of hanging and standing sculptures from recycled plastic lids as part of ARTiculate week.

Cambridge High School’s bi-annual arts festival known as ARTiculate was on last week, where students showcased a range of art forms, from acting, dance and musical performances on stage, to fun events, art displays and even yarn bombing.

“It was a very successful week,” said Larissa Peters, teacher in charge of drama at Cambridge High School.

The student cast of Dream On, performed during ARTiculate week.

“It was fantastic to see our students step up and help organise and run the week after a term of planning, rehearsing and organising.

“We had a range of events that were well populated by the public and friends and families of our student performers. … A huge thank you to all of the staff and students involved in such a brilliant week, it was so rewarding to see them all shine and be celebrated by the audiences. Students clearly had a lot of fun and enjoyed the experience and challenges.”

“Our overall goal was to show the school what we do in the arts here at CHS and I think we did that successfully,” said Michelle Jeffery, student leader on the ARTiculate committee.

“It was great to see our evening audiences really enjoying the events and what we do and we were really well supported with good audience sizes. … I think it went really well.”

The school’s Musical Theatre Group performance.

“I enjoyed working with people I don’t typically work with and the independence that was required and expected of us,” said Hannah Raupi, a Year 12 student in the Dream On cast.

“It was interesting to see what all the Art students work on.”

The school’s Junior Homeroom class got involved in the event too, yarn-bombing a selection of trees in the school grounds after learning to knit, crochet, finger knit and make pom poms over the past year, thanks to donations of wool from the community. With family, friends and supporters helping to collect plastic lids over the past two years, the students also made a range of hanging and standing sculptures from the lids, based on their science programme of rubbish and recycling.

The students and staff wished to thank all those involved in making the event such a success.

The school’s Junior Homeroom class yarn-bombed and decorated the school with crafts.

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