Students have spent the year fund raising for our charity, Help Refugees and their compassion, leadership and creativity continues to impress staff, parents and the local community. As a school, it is very important that students understand the world we live in and go beyond their own school life and develop empathy and compassion for others. As a school, we choose love.
To end the year, students from Year 7, 8 and 9 worked hard to put together a memorable, powerful piece of theatre to allow their audience to see and feel what it is like to be in a refugee camp. Miss Quinn retold stories from the refugee camp to the cast and Miss Prudhoe turned them into a beautifully written and thought provoking script. The cast involved took the stories and respectfully rehearsed, developing them into a performance that reduced adults to tears. The aim of the piece was to simply raise awareness that people are still very much in need in France and across the world and it certainly did that through Dance, Drama and Media.
The audience did not buy tickets, instead they donated old working mobile phones and phone credit as this is still a high priority item for refugees. For some, they have travelled thousands of miles with no contact with family at home and a simple phone call can make all the difference.