Night time, Show time!
Thursday 5th May Yendarra School had the privilege of being both host and sponsor for the Ted-x Manukau launch. Our school was dressed in white sparkling with the colourful costumes, sound and smiles of our children who performed traditional song and dance for 30 visitors. It was an exciting opportunity to share our value of ‘manaakitanga and aroha’ with visitors to Yendarra.
Some of our performers have shared their special memories of the night by describing costume, sound and emotions.
For the Ted-x performance I wore a bright orange Samoan Puletasi with a repeated white flower pattern across the entire top. My hair was wrapped high on top of my head in a bun and to hold this in place I wore a head piece that glittered with flowers. I was excited to perform and at every moment smiled as best I could.
- Fesui Room 12
I felt so lucky to have the privilege to perform at a night time event with all my friends. I was in the choir and wore a beautiful black and magenta Samoan Puletasi with magnificent blue and yellow flowers in my hair. Shiny oil lathered on my skin which sparkled but made me feel really nervous at the same time. I heard our guest clapping as we sang beautifully and as the groups performed gracefully this made me excited.
- Grace Room 10