PCS & The Parkes Show

Did you go to the Parkes Show last week? Perhaps you entered one of the many competitions, had a ride on the dodgem cars, watched the fireworks or even ate a dagwood dog! Did you come and visit the PCS show stand and say hello? At PCS we really enjoy Show week. As a school that is all about community, it is a prime opportunity for us to not just talk about a community, but be a community.

I am so proud of the way that PCS families, staff and students were involved across so many areas to help make the show a great success. The show stand helped us to have an obvious presence. Belinda Westcott and the team did an exceptional job once again at preparing the stand. We even won the Most Attractive Exhibit Award! That’s two years in a row now. We already have a few ideas up our sleeve to go bigger and better next year! We had a constant stream of people stopping to chat, play with the robotics, look at photos and read stories behind some of our works. Thank you, everyone, for making the stand what it was.

Did you notice the PCS presence in other areas outside our the show stand? PCS students:

  • Hosted guests in the President’s room
  • Set up and volunteered on the PCS stand
  • Performed dance routines
  • Volunteered on multiple stands and exhibits
  • Competed in equestrian events
  • Competed in Master Showman and Junior Showgirl
  • Competed in Miss Teenager, won by Emma Greenland!
  • Entered and won awards in a whole host of art and food/produce related competitions

In fact, PCS had more than 35 students and staff enter competitions at the show. 27 of those placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd or Highly Commended. You can be sure that we will be having a celebration here at school for all those students and staff who involved themselves in some way. A full list of award winners has been published in this week’s newsletter. I would also like to acknowledge and congratulate those PCS students who are about to participate in the Forbes and Grenfell shows.

At PCS we know the value of community and we love working with families to help the next generation appreciate and invest into what we have here in country towns. We are so thankful to have families in our school who are prepared to roll the sleeves up and get in and make something great like the Parkes Show or the PCS Spring Fair happen.

So, thank you to Mr Peter Unger (Show President), the Show Committee and the army of volunteers who made the event possible. What a great opportunity the show provides our students, and all of us to work towards something bigger than ourselves. Let’s see what we can accomplish next year!

Have a great week.

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