Grade three and four students from St Mary’s Primary School created advertising posters for their sponsors of the Carnival and Drive In Movie Night. Students Rocco McTrusty and Sam Haslett, pictured with Lancefield Providore owner Gabby Cheatley, show off their poster.

ST Mary’s Primary School in Lancefield recently held its annual ‘Drive In Movie Night’, the most successful one to date.

The school incorporated a family friendly carnival at the beginning of the evening, providing an air of excitement mixed with community spirit. The Grade five and six students were responsible, with the help of parents, for running the stalls. Parents and Friends committee member Meaghan Keogh said the students did a ‘fabulous job’ creating all of the activities.

“Seeing multiple faces painted, fake tattoos, hair extensions, lolly necklaces and full show bags roaming around was reward for all of their hard work,” Ms Keogh said.

“A beautiful spring night was also in our favour and the combination of wonderful community support, a beautiful evening and family friend fun, was the perfect recipe for a great night.”

The Parents and Friends committee said the evening would not be possible without the support received from major sponsors Lancefield and Romsey Community Bank, Grange Cleveland Winery, Chess Properties and Ozworks Excavations.

The Grade three and four students also helped with the sponsorship. After listening to a parent who worked in advertising explain a little of how an advertising agency works, the students worked studiously for the best part of their schooling day – researching the supporting sponsors, understanding their businesses, locating their logos and business details before creating an advertising poster for their chosen sponsor.

The posters were all displayed on the night at the carnival with the public getting to vote on their favourite poster.

The winners on the night were Rocco McTrusty and Sam Haslett who prepared an advertisement for new local business Lancefield Providore. The two boys were treated to juices from the Providore juice bar and each won a box of Favourites for their efforts.
Soltan Pepper also provided delicious sundae vouchers for each student in who created a poster.

All of the Drive In Sponsors including Newearth Constructions, Farm Fresh on Main, Humvee Excavations, Lancefield Bakery, Thrumy’s Mini Digger, Soltan Pepper, Essence of Chinese Medicine, Verdure, Rue d’Fleur, Trimson Real Estate, Integra Pizza, Mach1 Logistics, Lancefield Providore, Lancefield Neighbourhood House, Pete’s ‘Puters, Ace Barber, Pawfect Manners and Greenridge Homes all received their advertisements created by the children to display in their shops.

“St Mary’s would also like to give a special shout out to Romsey Fish and Chips who provided the chips for the night, it just wouldn’t be a carnival without hot chips,” Ms Keogh said.

“Finally a big thank you to all who attended the Carnival and Drive In Night, we hope you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to seeing you next year.”

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