SMILES could be seen for miles around thanks to the recent Parkview in Lights concerts.
Close to 400 students from Parkview Public School participated in the matinee and evening shows last Thursday before an audience of more than 1200 people.
Parkview in Lights is a biennial event that is held in conjunction with Education Week.
The theme for the 2017 shows was “A World of Wonder” and it was the globe the audience travelled without ever leaving Leeton High School’s multipurpose unit as they watched spectacle after spectacle.
All students were involved in the shows, with the bright, bold and colourful costumes, props, routines and lights all adding to the flair of the event.
Parkview Public relieving assistant principal Matt Collins was blown away by the talent on show.
“I think the props, the choreography, the costumes and the lights all came together to help put on a really great show,” he said.
“It was the result of many weeks of rigorous rehearsals from the students. They all put in a lot of effort, as did the staff and parents.
“There was a really great atmosphere and the kids just loved it.”
Mr Collins said there had been plenty of positive feedback from parents about the show.
“They love seeing their kids up on stage … it’s not every day that gets to happen,” he said.
“Having the support of our parents and the community is something we value.”
Also held as part of Parkview’s Education Week celebrations was the presentation of awards.
Students Madeline Irvin, Cody Browne, Molly Gilmour and Jaxon Ryan were recognised for excellence in student leadership.
Staff members Cheryl Berthon and Merilyn Blakeman, as well as community member Pam Bandy were also acknowledged for their years of effort.