Ovens hosts LOTE camp
ITALIAN language students from right across the Sandhurst diocese were brought together at the Valley Homestead in Ovens this year for the annual LOTE Camp.
The camp that was sponsored by Elders Insurance Myrtleford included students from Marian College, Echuca, Shepparton, Nathalia and Wangaratta.
The immersion experience helped prepare Year 12 students ahead of their oral Italian exams, and gave younger pupils a rich taste of Italian culture.
Elders Myrtleford generously provided more than 100 colourful uniform tops for the students and staff in attendance as the senior students honed their language skills and others joined in activities such as Venetian maskpainting, drama, cooking and singing.
Professional Melbournebased actors also gave a Comedia Dell’Arte performance of Pinocchio, before students put on a ‘Red Faces’ show of their own where Marian Col- lege were adjudged third.
Marian College Principal, Cath Watter, said the camp was a tremendous success.
“I would like to acknowledge the great support that Elders gives to our community,” she added.
GENEROUS SUPPORT: Marian College principal Cath Watter with Elders Insurances Joe Arcuri. Elders were the proud sponsor of the Marian College hosted Sandhurst Diocese Italian Camp