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Bribie High will open its gates for Festival on First

DANCE TROOPS: Students from the Senior Dance Extension at Bribie State High will perform at Festival on First.
DANCE TROOPS: Students from the Senior Dance Extension at Bribie State High will perform at Festival on First. Paxton Roth

BRIBIE Island State High School staff and students are excited to open the school gates to the community for a day of fun and celebration.

Festival on First is the brain child of the school's P&C committee and it's sure to go off with a bang.

With live performances throughout the day, rides for big and little kids, more than 60 food and market stalls, sideshow alley, camel rides, inflatable soccer and a car show, there will be something for the whole family.

P&C member and event organiser Monique Spriggs has worked tirelessly with two other parents to put the festival together, in a bid to help raise funds for refurbishing work around the school.

DANCE TROOPS: Students from Senior Dance Extension at Bribie Island State High School are excited to perform at Festival on First.
DANCE TROOPS: Students from Senior Dance Extension at Bribie Island State High School are excited to perform at Festival on First. Paxton Roth

"We had to go back and forwards with the principal to find what would work - we wanted it to be a community event and to benefit the students and the school,” she said.

"We started working on this in July last year and it's just gotten bigger and bigger.”

The festivities will kick off at 10am on March 25 and P&C operations manager Theresa Brown said the students' talents will be showcased throughout the day.

"There will be choir, dance troops and drama performances, and artwork and woodwork displays by the students,” she said.

"It's about showcasing the quality of the students we have here - we want to get out there and show what the students can do.”

DANCE TROOPS: Students from Senior Dance Extension at Bribie State High will perform at Festival on First.
DANCE TROOPS: Students from Senior Dance Extension at Bribie State High will perform at Festival on First. Paxton Roth

Funds raised throughout the day will be used by the P&C to refurbish the school.

Students will run a trash and treasure stall to raise funds for a trip to a Cambodian school and orphanage and they hope to raise enough money to give a $20,000 donation to the school.

"It's going to be fantastic - if the whole community gets behind it like we're hoping, it'll be the start of many things to come,” Ms Spriggs said.

Armbands for rides are available to purchase from the school's uniform shop for $30 or at the gate for $40, entrance to the event is free.

For more information visit the Festival on First Facebook page.


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