November 28, 2023

The recent Year 9 ArtsFest, held over two days at the end of Term 4 gave all Year 9 students an opportunity to explore a new artform.

The annual event, always a highlight of the Year 9 calendar, sees the boys immersed in the arts. The festival aims to cultivate key character traits through creative exploration. The students are encouraged to flex their creative muscles and try a new pursuit.

The range of activities on offer this year was extensive, spanning from circus skills to knitting, cooking, animation, electronic music production, kung fu, special effects makeup and more. The diverse selection ensured that every student found an avenue for self-expression that resonated with their interests.

The students attended workshops with art specialists where they learnt the skills of their chosen artform, before putting their learning into practice. Throughout ArtsFest the boys were treated to lunch from food trucks on Craig Oval. The fun wrapped with the festival finale, where the boys showcased their creative endeavours to family and friends.

Year 9 ArtsFest is not just about acquiring new skills; it’s a celebration of the Arts, exploration and the joy of trying new things. Hale School has a wonderful and diverse performing and creative arts program that allows every boy to express himself through music, drama, art, media and more. The Arts also provide a means to build confidence and enhance wellbeing.

It was a truly dynamic and engaging couple of days that focused on creativity and continual learning.

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