Drama students ready for Challenge
BULLYING, believing in the boogie man, and knowing your strengths will be among the subjects tackled by local students through dance and drama when they perform at the Rock Eisteddfod Challenge in Brisbane next month.
Schools across the Northern Rivers are busily putting the final touches to their sets and costumes in preparation for their performances at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on August 4 and 5.
Groups from Casino West Public School, Casino Public School, Alstonville Primary School, Casino Leo Club and Mullumbimby High School will all be represented.
Many of the schools took out awards in last year’s extravaganza and are looking forward to showcasing their talents at this year’s event.
There are two categories: J Rock, for the primary schools, and the Rock Eisteddfod challenge for the high schools.
Each school will give an eight minute performance on a theme of their choice, designed to reflect issues important to them and to leave the audience thinking.
“Rock Eisteddfod is a unique platform for promoting positive life choices though creative expression,” event manager Alice Larmer said.
More than 200 schools will participate in this year’s Rock Eisteddfod challenge at venues across Australia.