On 19 February 2008, Year 8 went to Appassionata to see Beatrix Loeffen, a fellow classmate performing in the show. Appassionata is a show that starts with God making the earth, the flowers and finally humans. All of the models that took part in the show wore amazing flower costumes that were designed by Jenny Gillies.
At about 10.50 a.m. all of Year 8 lined up in pairs and started to walk down to the Christchurch Cathedral (which was where the show was being held). We arrived at the Cathedral and were shown to our seats. By 11.15 a.m. the show had started and we were all excited for having the chance to encourage Beatrix in such an outstanding way.
The costumes were exceptional; there were pansies, lillies, roses, poppies, fuschias, not to mention many more. Jenny Gillies designed them with such detail, care and attention that those of us who knew alot of different flowers could work out which flower was which.
Appassionata finished at 11.50 a.m. All of Year 8 enjoyed it in some way or another. It was a huge privilege that Martin Loeffen, Beatrix's father, could provide us with the tickets to see Beatrix in such an important cultural event.