The Year 11s came out in style last week for the final river cruise of their high school journey. Nearly 150 students, and twelve members of staff, headed down to the Mends Street Jetty in South Perth to board the Crystal Swan for over three hours of cruising.
The Crystal Swan is a two-story boat, surrounded by glass and provides sweeping views of the foreshore and city skyline. The boat cruised to Elizabeth Quay, in a south-westerly direction past Kings Park and beyond, before turning around and returning to the Mends Street Jetty. The students were served pizza, soft drink and dessert by wait-staff throughout the evening.
The weather may have been cool, but the dance moves were electric. There was a wide variety on show, especially from the boys who demonstrated the splits, the 1960s ‘swim’, some robotic moves and a slow motion version of Kung Fu – dance style! The Crystal Swan boat vibrated with the moshing at times. There were some cooler grooves and moves from both the girls and boys. We also had Hawaiian-clad contingent, together with their class-mates dancing up on the raised balcony. As you can tell, it was a highly entertaining evening and the students thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Much of the enthusiasm for dancing and the great atmosphere may be put down to our special, guest DJ. Applecross’s own Jady Ly, a Year 11 student, who played a mixture of tunes to keep the crowd satisfied. The music crossed both a range of styles and even delved into music from the previous century! This eclectic selection clearly met the students’ approval, as the dance floor remained crowded all night.
Dancing was for most, but not for all. For those who preferred, there was a calmer vibe upstairs. This was the perfect setting for the group of students who came aboard prepared for an evening of UNO! They also had a great time.
It really was a fantastic evening. The students looked glamorous and very grown up. The music was quality, energy levels were high, and the vibe inclusive. We are all looking forward to the dinner dance at the end of the year.
Anna Edwards - Year 11 Co-ordinator
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