Today was Adelaide’s famous Christmas Pageant. The biggest in the southern hemisphere. Here are just a few facts about this Adelaide icon.
- The Pageant for 2011 had 63 floats, 15 bands, 10 dance groups, one DJ and three choirs.
- Over 300,000 people attended the Christmas Pageant.
- The Christmas Pageant goes through the centre of Adelaide ona 3.3km route.
- The first Pageant was in 1933.
- It took 120 artists to apply make-up to more than 1000 characters between 6:30am and 9am
- This years pageant broke a Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people wearing red noses.
It was great to see our very own Piper in action on our local channel nine news where she was interviewed for a story on the Christmas Pageant.
Did you go to the Christmas Pageant? If so leave a comment about your experiences of the Christmas Pageant or submit a photo or two in your own blog post.
For those of you reading this that are not local please feel free to view a YouTube clip below.
This video is a few years old, but it gives you the idea.
To view a PhotoPeach display of our recent Rememberance Day Campus Assembly produced by our Campus Librarian Mrs Schenkel, click on the following link.
Murray Chant (Blue)
Murray, Murray we are the best,
We’re way better than the rest
Stand up on your feet and cheer,
Come on Murray it’s our year,
All the fans in the stands
Sing our song and clap your hands (Clap)
Yorke Chant (Green)
Everywhere we go,
People want to know,
Who we are,
And where we come from…
So we tell them, we’re the mighty, mighty Yorke team!
And if you can’t hear us,
We’ll shout louder,
And if you don’t believe us,
We’ll yell louder
Eyre Chant (YELLOW)
We are Eyre
Eyre is everywhere
In your arms at your feet – so give us a beat (Clap x5)
We are Eyre
Eyre is everywhere,
We don’t care if we don’t win – as long as we play feyre
Flinders Chant (Red)
We are the FLINDERS, We are here to give it our all, and we’re going to win the game even if we are in pain.
CLAP x 11
We will support each other no matter what, we will try our best to beat the rest.
STOMP x 11
We’ll support everyone, doesn’t matter what place we come,
SO COME ON FLINDERS LETS GET LOUD, WE’RE ABOUT TO MAKE SOME PEOPLE PROUD.