The hard work of La Salle Academy's senior students went on show at the Bishop Patrick Dougherty Hall on Wednesday, September 18 for the HSC showcase.
The student's time-consuming major works that they have been working on for months were shared with friends, family and supporters. The works included art, music and industrial design.
La Salle Year 12 student Pawan Gajula created a river top study desk for his HSC major project in Industrial Technology - Timber Products and Furniture Technologies.
He said he was inspired to create something that resembled his love of fishing.
"I've called the desk Trout Run because I love to fish and incorporated into the red gum slab is a tinted resin feature and the leg ends also incorporate a thin line of tinted resin to continue the theme," he said.
"I call it the Egyptian look because it's got the brass look and it's something different."
He said the process was difficult and lengthy but thanks to his teacher, Mr Picman he was organised.
"Mr Picman was helpful in guiding me. The whole process took about two terms which included after school work and working on it during the holidays.
"It was frustrating at times but I'm very proud of it," he said.
Pawan said although he enjoyed woodwork he didn't see himself doing it as a trade after he finishes school.
"It's more of a passion and a hobby," he said.
He said he would like the opportunity to sell his HSC major work.
"It would look nice in an office space and I hope it would be useful to someone some day," he said.
For Year 12 student Patrick Woodrow his major work was something a little different going down the path of a performance, composition and music essay.
He performed his HSC piece at the Mitchell Conservatorium in Bathurst on Tuesday, September 18.
"It's been hard but I'm just glad it's done and I looked forward to performing for everyone tonight," he said.
A crowd gathered to watch musical and drama performances during the evening which included Patrick's and also Year 12 student Emily Crichton who played the violin.
Please note no photos could be taken of artworks, as they had not been marked and will not be until October.
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