Students serve up a Feast

Edward John Eyre High School students showcased their talents in music, art and hospitality at the 2019 Feast For All The Senses.

Art was on display in a makeshift hallway gallery while music students belted out tunes and there was a smorgasbord of yummy food made by hospitality students.

All the work done by the students for the night counts towards their South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE).

Art student Monique Coetzee’s painting of Cleopatra was one of the many designs on show, featuring a 3D element with a cardboard clock and gears. 

Monique spent 30 hours on the painting which was done with acrylic paint. She used the colours of red, green and gold to create an eye-catching design.

“I was influenced by Egyptian gods and I wanted to represent Cleopatra,” she said.

Monique also made a stop-motion animation that was shown on the night.

In the music department, Chloe King, who is a fan of both rap and country, enjoyed the chance to get on stage to sing tunes like Zombie by The Cranberries.

In the music department, Chloe King, who is a fan of both rap and country, enjoyed the chance to get on stage to sing tunes like Zombie by The Cranberries.

“I really enjoyed the night. I didn’t expect to see so many people come down,” she said.

“I like performing for my family and friends – my family likes to hear me perform. The opportunity to perform is good for resumes and school folios.”

Chloe said rap and country don’t usually go together, but she liked to buck that trend.

Arts co-ordinator Kristy Patterson said the feast was a great opportunity for students to get feedback on their work.

“For most of them, it is probably the first time they have performed in front of people through singing or putting their artwork on display, or catering for a large audience,” she said.

“Our kids have done an amazing job. It is a pretty diverse skill-set that they are showing. It is increasing their confidence in getting out there and giving it a go which is really important.

“Some of our students will use some of this next year for their Year 12 subjects.”

Some strong results in SACE are now looking likely for these youngsters.