Help re­paid in dances

Gatton Star - - NEWS - Ali Kuchel Ali.kuchel@gat­ton­star.com.au

UN­DER a rouse she would be in­spect­ing the Gat­ton Shire Hall lights, Colleen Daniel was left speech­less af­ter Mount Sylvia State School stu­dents burst into song and dance.

Af­ter miss­ing the stu­dent’s per­for­mances at re­cent events, the school de­cided to bring a spe­cial show to their favourite helper.

Twenty-eight stu­dents, al­most the whole school, took to the stage last week to sur­prise the Lock­yer Val­ley Re­gional Coun­cil events and mar­ket­ing of­fi­cer.

“I thought some­one had booked the school by mis­take,” Ms Daniel said.

“I felt like the Queen of Eng­land, it was so un­ex­pected, I don’t have words.”

School prin­ci­pal Mark Thomp­son said the stu­dents had stud­ied the dances as part of their mu­sic pro­gram.

He said Ms Daniel had sup­ported the school at many fes­ti­vals but had never had the chance to see the stu­dents per­form.

“We thought if she can’t get to see us, we will bring the per­for­mance to her,” Mr Thomp­son said.

School cap­tain Emma Wilkins led the troupe, but had to per­form in re­verse to her fel­low stu­dents. “If I got some­thing wrong then the whole group does,” she said.

PHOTO: ALI KUCHEL

SUR­PRISE: Colleen Daniel ar­rives at the Gat­ton Shire Hall to find Mt Sylvia State School per­form­ing for her.

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