We were the Stars of the Show!

Earlier this year our ukulele teacher, Mr. Rick Whitehead was invited to form a school ukulele group to participate in The Great Adelaide Ukulele Picnic, the biggest ukulele event in South Australia. The biggest free ukulele event in Australia!  The biggest ukulele picnic in the world!

Students from both Fulham Gardens PS and Marion PS joined forces to be part of a combined schools’ group to perform. Ten students, including Sage, Kiara, Maia, Zoleina and Lacey from Fulham Gardens, were brave enough to accept the challenge to display their talents.

On Sunday 24th March around 500 ukulele enthusiasts from across South Australia gathered in St Helens Park in Prospect to sing and strum songs at this year’s Great Adelaide Ukulele Picnic. The 10th anniversary of the event! The main feature of the Ukulele Picnic was a giant jam session where the various community ukulele groups presented lead songs which were included in a specially prepared songbook.

After lunch, the combined school groups presented their songs on stage, and smashed it! Just about everyone at the picnic joined in the singing and many even stood up to join in ‘The Hokey Pokey’. Students received a rapturous applause from everyone! The large gathering of ukers were both delighted and impressed. We are so proud of these students who willingly volunteered to represent their schools at such a prestigious event. A special thanks also goes to the families who supported their children by attending the Ukulele Picnic and join in the fun of the day. With such a positive experience for all involved we hope that more students will have such opportunities in the future.