Carnevale 2015

The Perth Cultural Centre came alive last week for the 2015 Catholic Education Carnevale, as students from Catholic schools and colleges across the state gathered to perform and enjoy the arts.

Didgeridoo players from Trinity College launched the event, along with a multi-national flag ceremony by students from Aranmore Catholic College and an address by Catholic Education WA Executive Director Tim McDonald.

A full schedule of performances and interactive activities followed, with music ranging from Celtic tunes to jazz, rock and choral compositions, and even a ukulele band.

Dance groups brought movement to the stage, while Irene McCormack Catholic College students engaged Cultural Centre passers-by with their interactive Anzac Gallipoli Landing history display. Students from Catholic Agricultural College Bindoon once again brought two horses along, which proved to be crowd favourites.

Catholic Arts Chair John Aldous said the event, which had been pushed back a day due to weather, still came together smoothly.

'Once again Carnevale provided students from a wide range of Catholic primary and secondary schools with an opportunity to display their talents, and also allowed us to promote the benefits and diversity of Catholic Education.'

'We are indebted to the Corpus Christi College music department for stepping in at short notice to magnificently complement the adjusted entertainment schedule.'