Performing Arts Report
December 3, 2020
by Ms Monique Allen, Head of Co-Curricular Performance
It’s been a busy end to the term for all involved in drama and debating at the College. Finally, we were back in a shared space where we could work together to do what we do best.
The Drama Club has been back in full swing, working on improvisation exercises and interpreting a Christmas themed script which they presented this week. We said goodbye to 2020 in our Drama Club break-up in Week 8 which was a wonderful gathering. 14 boys who have committed to the group received their SPC Drama badges which they are now wearing with pride. I congratulate and thank all members on their ongoing dedication to the group, it has been a joy to watch them develop throughout the year and we set our sights on 2021 as a chance to further our performance skills. Students are reminded that anyone is welcome to join/come along to the drama club which will run weekly of a lunchtime next year. Keep your eye on daily messages for the exact day.
The Year 7 and 8 debaters have wrapped up the year with a friendly interschool debate in week 8. The topic was “That TV has more influence than school” and I thank Mr Nathaniel Winfield for his apt adjudication and advice to our junior debaters as they develop their skills. We acknowledged eight boys who have committed to debating this year despite the challenges of working remotely through the presentation of debating badges. Anyone interested in taking up debating in 2021 is asked to please contact me as we establish our teams in readiness to register for DAV debating next year.
A big thank you to all students, families and staff who have been involved in the Performing Arts this year. I wish all of you a happy and healthy break and look forward to seeing you in the New Year.
Josh Retallick with his drama badge Drama Club members at the break up
Friendly interschool debate Friendly interschool debate