The students of Deer Lake perform their gymnastic routine at PHSS.

Uplifting students perform in Hardy

Deer Lake students perform arts, music and gymnastic variety show in Port Hardy.

PORT HARDY—Taking a gentle stroll or perhaps mowing the lawn is about as energetic as many of us get on a Sunday.

But the students of Burnaby’s Deer Lake School upped the tempo by orders of magnitude when they visited North Vancouver Island last weekend.

Around 100 students brought their Infinity and Beyond show to the North Island after a performance in Nanaimo earlier in the week.

The show is a variety performance, showcasing the talents of the K-12 Christian private school’s tireless students.

The first act, performed in Port Hardy Secondary School’s theatre, featured artistic acts from poetry to puppetry and band performances that ranged from orchestral to modern.

The packed house saw the student choir perform works from the evangelical to a cover of Coldplay’s Fix You, before being invited to move into the gymnasium for the second act.

In the gym, the audience was treated to a high-energy gymnastic and acrobatic routine.

The routine opened with floor work and built through increasingly complex moves and reached a crescendo with students somersaulting off trampettes, vaulting horses and performing towers to the oohs and aahs of an appreciative crowd.

After a standing ovation, the students returned to Avalon Adventist Junior Academy, which hosted the troupe’s visit to Port Hardy.

On Monday, far from resting on their laurels, the students toured the town and performed a community service day, helping out in the food bank and picking up litter in the green spaces.

The performance was part of a series of performances by the students, initially as part of Youth Week in B.C. to highlight student potential.