Keen kids set to per­form

Isis Town and Country - - CHILDERS SHOW 2014 - By MELINDA BRAD­FORD

IT’S a small school, but Booyal State School stu­dents have big am­bi­tions.

And the stu­dents are about to ful­fil their dreams as they take to the stage for the first time.

They have been busy pre­par­ing songs for the pub­lic launch of Seussi­cal the mu­si­cal, which will be staged in Childers and Gin Gin.

To kick off the pro­duc­tion, stu­dents will make a spe­cial ap­pear­ance at the Childers Show on Sun­day to per­form the pop­u­lar mu­si­cal with stu­dents from other lo­cal schools.

Di­rec­tor David Horner be­lieves this is the first time small ru­ral schools have been of­fered the op­por­tu­nity to stage their own show.

Schools will be sup­ported by the Isis Com­mu­nity Theatre who will pro­vide a core cho­rus and main char­ac­ters.

Mr Horner said the aim was to pro­vide an ex­pe­ri­ence that was not usu­ally made avail­able to ru­ral stu­dents.

The project would not have been pos­si­ble with­out the sup­port from a Re­gional Arts De­vel­op­ment Fund, which has al­lowed the Childers Cho­ral So­ci­ety and Isis Com­mu­nity Theatre to pro­vide work­shops with pro­fes­sional artists.

Booyal prin­ci­pal Dawn Dolin­ski said the pro­duc­tion would pro­vide stu­dents with ex­pe­ri­ences in vis­ual arts as well as build­ing con­fi­dence with drama, dance and singing.

Mrs Dolin­ski said stu­dents were ex­cited to be in­volved in the mu­si­cal, which has not been made avail­able to stu­dents of such a small school be­fore.

PHOTO: SI­MON YOUNG

IN FULL VOICE: Booyal State School stu­dents area ready to en­ter­tain show crowds.

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