Soldiers Point students names are up in lights

Beau Hill and Gus Adnam.
Beau Hill and Gus Adnam.

 

SOLDIERS Point Public School is overflowing with creativity, from its teachers, through to its student body.

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A trio of talented teachers this year wrote their own play for the school to turn into a production to showcase this wonderful creativity.

Rachel Wagland, Assistant Principal, was one of these creative brains, and told News Of The Area, “Jenny Dobbie, Jeff Gibson and I put our heads together to write our play ‘Game of Crowns’, in an effort to create something unique for our school to present.”

“Writing our own play gave us not only the added bonus of not having the high cost of royalties with an existing play, but it gave us the freedom to include things that were relevant to our school and community, and things happening in our world at this time.”

The show’s story focused on the Pointer Family Circus, and the adventure to find their stolen icon, a Crown.

Detectives, clowns, dancing bears, a fearless leading lady and comical characters galore made for a wonderful collection of student personalities coming together to create vibrant characters.

The entire school body contributed to the show in some way, with over 40 cast members, six backstage crew, more than 50 in the choir and dance group, and many more providing artistic contributions for props and sets.

Ms Wagland, who also directed the show, said, “The highlight of directing was witnessing the growth in confidence in the children, as they discovered their talent, and we helped them to nurture this talent to get to the child’s full potential.”

“We did not know that one of the children could sing like she could, and lots of people thought she was miming, she was so good.”

“Not even her parents knew she could sing like this, so it was exciting to witness these discoveries, as well as working with the children out of the classroom context,” she said.

Hunter Jones, who played one of the lead roles as Detective Roger Dodgerson, told News Of The Area, “I really enjoyed the acting and being on stage.”

“We spent a long time rehearsing and learning our lines; we were nervous, but we relaxed and really enjoyed it.”

Ms Wagland said, “To see the effect it has on the kids, the smiles and pride their family feel and the joy our community got from the show makes it all worth it.”

“We are extremely proud.”

 

By Heather SHARP

 

Hunter Jones as Detective Roger Dodgerson.(left) Charlie Hartmann, who went straight from the final performance to hospital, and ended up in surgery having her appendix out. (right)
Hunter Jones as Detective Roger Dodgerson.(left)
Charlie Hartmann, who went straight from the final performance to hospital, and ended up in surgery having her appendix out. (right)

 

Ringmaster Beau Hill.
Ringmaster Beau Hill.

 

Charlie McGrath as the Vegetarian Lion.
Charlie McGrath as the Vegetarian Lion.

 

Depressed Clowns Benjamin Carpenter, Rowan Connick and Joshua Carpenter.
Depressed Clowns Benjamin Carpenter, Rowan Connick and Joshua Carpenter.

 

Amali Rokub.(left) Mia McIntyre.(right)
Amali Rokub.(left)
Mia McIntyre.(right)

 

Clowns on stage Rowan Connick, Joshua Carpenter and Benjamin Carpenter.
Clowns on stage Rowan Connick, Joshua Carpenter and Benjamin Carpenter.

 

Ava Millest and India Barnett-Beau.(left) Ava Millest performs for the crowd. (right)
Ava Millest and India Barnett-Beau.(left)
Ava Millest performs for the crowd. (right)

 

Ebony Nix and Ava Millest.
Ebony Nix and Ava Millest.

 

Ava Millest.
Ava Millest.

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