West End State School is holding its annual fiesta this year on Sunday, July 24 at its School Oval. It is a carnival that will include delicious handmade food, market stalls, rides and cultural performances.
People who have attended the Fiesta in previous years have had some memorable experiences. “An awesome day bringing families together and the best rice paper rolls in Brisbane – hands down”, said Ali Lawrence, a WESS parent and West End Resident.
The pinnacle for this fiesta will be the bands performing on the main stage, which includes SissyBones, Sunday Beats and the River City Steel Band. The fiesta also allows students and fellow community members to showcase their talents and perform on the Cultural and Community stage which will also be the podium for Greek, Latin and Irish dancing.
Each year the abundant diversity can be seen in the delectable food that is cooked by the parents and community members. Vietnamese Spring Rolls, Greek tacos, Indian curries and the good old cakes and jams – there is going to be quite a lot to pick from. There is plenty to do throughout the day, including picking a bargain on the vintage wares or simply enjoying the sun and chatting away. A perfect Sunday for children to enjoy the rides, jumping castles, colourful side show alley, rack up their brains with the giant chess board or bring out their creative side at the kids’ art spaces.
“Our family always looks forward to the WESS Fiesta. It’s a fantastic day, not just for the school but for the whole of the local community as well. An enormous amount of time and effort goes into planning and staging this huge event that eclipses most school fetes. I think its size and success demonstrate the positive links between the community and WESS,” said Collene Etheridge, former WESS parent.
Find the West End State School at 24 Vulture Street, West End.
Words by Bhairavi Jaiswal