Lantern Parade 2013
Our students have once again
been making lanterns that will feature in the INTO THE LIGHT festival on
September 15th at Whittlesea Show Grounds. This year the parade will have
a celestial theme with stars floating amidst planets, shadows and magical
From 3.30 there will be food stalls, kids activities and games, live music
by locals and mini 'cinema' of short films by teenagers. There will also
be lanterns to decorate. Our students will participate in the walk
which will begin as dusk falls.
Here are our planets starting to
Here are our finished planets
Click here to see more Photos
to see a video of the Lantern Parade
(look out for our planets)
Lantern Parade 2012
In September 2011 The City of
Whittlesea produced a community exhibition to celebrate the coming of
spring. Funded by VBRA through the Community Recovery Committee, this
exhibition included layers that reflected the recent experiences in the
community of fire recovery. Called INTO THE LIGHT, it was held in
Whittlesea Township in the cattle shed at the showgrounds in early
September and featured a lantern parade by local school children.
Due to positive feedback from the event it was decided to repeat the
collaborative community process on September 1st this year extending the
reach of the program. . Six
Hundred Children from twelve local
schools ,including Doreen Primary School, will be making lanterns
and participating in the parade. As part of the "Into the Light"
exhibition" the lanterns will be lit up in the dark and will look
The core theme this year is Spring focusing on the cycles of
life, the cocoon into a butterfly, and winter tree into the spring tree, a
seed into a flower. The parade will be bringing the leaves of spring to
dress the winter tree in readiness for the next season.
The lanterns will be lit at 6.05 and the Parade will move off from the
Cattle sheds in the Whittlesea Show Grounds at around 6.15.
There will be food and music, a shadow show, video projections and more
after the parade
In the first session with an artist (Jo) where
our students built the cane frames for
their lanterns. They worked in pairs making one frame, holding and helping
each other, then made another frame so that everyone had a lantern .
In the second session they applied a mache skin to the frames.
In the third session the students decorated their lanterns.
here to see photos of the our kids working on the
lanterns and the Parade (Password