The patch Primary School is gearing up for their annual PatchFest festival, taking place on 19 October.
Only in its second year the major fundraising event for The Patch Primary School is featuring local hills musicians and artists and is celebrating the arts.
Assistant Principal, Michelle Rayner said the festival is all about bringing the vibrant hills community together to celebrate the arts through live music performance, interactive activities, and delicious food and drinks.
“We’ll have musicians playing throughout the day. There’s six different band and soloists playing which are interspersed with performance from our students’ ukulele groups and choirs,” she aid.
“There will be plenty of food choices, including paella by the lovely Mario from The Independent in Gembrook, wood-fired pizza, a Devonshire tea café and beer garden. We have kids running interactive activities, belly dances and a flash mob of teenagers, a grade 6 mask and lantern parade and a community fire supervised by the local men’s group Mountain Men”.
With two stages set up on the school oval, there will be ongoing entertainment from 12-7pm.
The event is also the schools only major fundraising opportunity for the year.
“The success of the event is central to providing the school with crucial funding for our literacy and well-being program, as well as additional supplies and resources for our students and teachers.”
“As a small school, the support of the wider community is essential to any successful fundraising efforts.”
“One of the core values of The Patch School is to support its students to become thoughtful, positive and compassionate members of the community, but as the saying goes, ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ so let’s show the next generation what can be achieved when the wider community comes together to support each other.”
“It’s really about building the community, bringing people together and enjoying a lovely day out in a beautiful place.”
PatchFest is held on 19 October from 12-9pm at the Patch Primary School oval. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/PatchFestival/