Student Skills on Show
Moreton Bay college students Bridget Ward and Eve Dujmovic will star in the College production of The Wind in the Willows.
Picture: CHRIS MCCORMACK
Toad, Ratty, Badger and Mole are taking Moreton Bay College. but fear not, it's all in the name of high drama.
The school will stage the classic tale of The Wind in the Willows on May 8-9.
Drama and Dance director Kelly Redhead-Adelt said the play was written by Zoe Simmerman from the story by Kenneth Grahame, but the students had added a modern twist. Ms Redhead-Adelt said the piece was chosen because the humorous and touching tale of enduring friendship allowed students to showcase their impressive suite of talents.
"The students are loving being part of the production, from the cast who play a wide range of characters, to the art students who have been working on make-up designs and small props, to the fashion students who have designed animal head-dresses for many of the forest animals," she said. "They are all enjoying seeing the production come together". She said their show would have "something for everyone" to enjoy.
"There are some comic highlights between Toad and his 'trusty stead', Albert, then there's the beauty of the birds as they float across the stage on pointe shoes which is breathtaking, and not to forget the weasels - the bad guys - who are really quite silly and entertain us with their hilarious antics."
She said staging the play was more than just fun - it was an important part of the students' education. "Drama offers a range of learning experiences which will develop students' confidence, creativity, innovation and empathy, in addition to providing a supportive classroom environment which encourages the development of effective teamwork skills," she said.
Source: Wynnum Herald - 29 April 2015, Online
Students get set to share Easter spirit
Picture: CHRIS McCORMACK
Students from Moreton Bay College are into the spirit of Easter again this year.
As part of its Easter Eggs for Others drive, primary school students are decorating cards and donating more than 1000 parcels of Easter eggs and toiletries to the elderly.
Year 6 Age Care Service Leaders will deliver eggs to Wynnum Manly Meals on Wheels. Classmates will deliver to residents at Janoah Gardens, Nandeebie, Nazareth House, Wondall Gardens Retirement Units, Bayside Gardens, Regis Wynnum and E.M. Tooth Memorial Hospital.
Head of Primary, Rebecca Lennon, said the drive was a valuable learning experience.
Wynnum and Manly Districts Meals on Wheels president Ken Edwards said the elderly appreciated the donations.
Source: Wynnum Herald - 1 March 2015, Online
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