Faith Wins Best Constructed Float

Tuesday, 30 May 2023

During Term 1, a creative Middle School elective class designed and built Faith’s inaugural ELC to Year 12 Barossa Vintage Festival float.  The theme for the float was ‘Education to Treasure Since 1845 – For all to Shine’. Under the guidance of Mrs Centenera and Mrs Di Biase students painted, paper mâchéd, decorated, printed, taped, tied, and more. Items representing old and new learning opportunities spilled from treasure chests, glistening with golden paint as our larger-than-life paper mâché book reflecting a book of knowledge.  

The sun shone on the day as past, present, and prospective students joined with staff dancing, walking, and riding the 8km through and between towns. Students gave out sunflower seeds to the elderly watching from their cars and shared sweet treats and hand-made golden stars with the young eager hands waiting in anticipation. It was heart-warming to hear many onlookers call out to float participants ‘That’s where I go to school or that’s where I’m going to school next year.’ We also stopped to chat on the side of the road with our Alumni, many of whom have been attending the Barossa Vintage Festival parade since they were born.

As we turned the last corner at the end of the main street of Nuriootpa, tired legs were outweighed by the sense of achievement and the realisation that we are all part of a very special community.

With so many amazing floats, we are so pleasantly surprised - and absolutely thrilled to win 'Best Constructed Float' at the Barossa Vintage Festival Parade.

An extra special 'shout out' to the Day family for providing and driving our truck, to Mrs Di Biase and Mrs Centenera for working with our students to bring their creative vision to life, and our families and staff in the lead-up to the day and on the day for bringing your energy, your smiles, and giving your time to be involved in this wonderful expression of our community during the Barossa Vintage Festival.

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