A song and dance

Stu­dents take up mu­si­cal roles in school pro­duc­tion

Central and North Burnett Times - - EDUCATION - Ge­orge Smith ge­orge.smith@cnbtimes.com.au

ST THERESE’S Catholic School at Monto is a hive of ac­tiv­ity on Mon­day af­ter­noons with plenty of ac­tiv­i­ties for the chil­dren.

The pro­duc­tion Cir­cle of Life will be staged in Novem­ber at the com­mu­nity hall by the Pride of St Therese’s.

Based on The Lion King, stu­dents au­di­tion for roles and those who miss out will take up singing or danc­ing roles.

Di­rec­tor Melissa Hill said roles in­cluded Simba, Nala and Timon.

She said most stu­dents ap­peared to be en­joy­ing the ex­pe­ri­ence.

“The girls love it, not sure if the boys do as well but it sure beats maths,” Mrs Hill said.

Par­ent Carly Burn­ham is pas­sion­ate about the school’s gar­den­ing club.

She said it was a way of teach­ing the chil­dren con­nec­tions be­tween them­selves and their en­vi­ron­ment.

“By gar­den­ing the chil­dren can use their cre­ativ­ity to con­nect with the en­vi­ron­ment,” she said.

Teach­ers are in­te­grat­ing as­pects of the club into the cur­ricu­lum such as science and let­ter writ­ing to or­gan­i­sa­tions.

Be­ing a church school, there is a re­li­gion class ac­tiv­ity, in­volv­ing mak­ing some­thing that be­longs in church.

PHOTO: GE­ORGE SMITH

BRUSH STROKES: Cody All­wood, Danielle Chap­man, Emily Hor­rocks, An­drew Moir, Reece Radel and Cooper Vince de­sign a mu­ral for St Therese's school grounds.

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