Dra­matic fes­ti­val per­for­mance

Southern Riverina news - - RURAL OUTLOOK -

Nine Fin­ley High School stu­dents took part in the Long Pad­dock Dra­matic Minds Fes­ti­val in Deniliquin last Wed­nes­day.

The event is held to pro­mote men­tal health knowl­edge and re­duce the stigma of men­tal ill­ness in young peo­ple and the com­mu­nity.

About 60 peo­ple at­tended the fes­ti­val’s night con­cert per­for­mance at Deni High School, where stu­dents from Deniliquin, Fin­ley, Moama Angli­can Gram­mar and Bal­ranald Cen­tral per­formed a 10 minute drama or dance act they wrote on a cho­sen topic re­lated to men­tal health.

The per­for­mances fo­cused on causes, in­ci­dents, im­pli­ca­tions, help-seek­ing be­hav­iour, hope and break­ing down stigma.

The four acts cov­ered top­ics of post na­tal de­pres­sion, At­ten­tion Deficit Hy­per­ac­tiv­ity Dis­or­der and do­mes­tic vi­o­lence.

There were also In­dige­nous dance and belly danc­ing per­for­mances by Deni High stu­dents.

Deni High stu­dent sup­port of­fi­cer Tracey Page, who helped or­gan­ise the event, said she was very pleased with how the per­for­mances were re­ceived.

‘‘It was an ex­cel­lent night and the stu­dents per­formed so well,’’ she said.

Fin­ley High School stu­dents (back, from left) Is­abella Jack­son, Sarah Orro, Ethan Mort­lock (back), Hay­ley O’Neill and Thomas Apps; (front) Jaide Eddy, Chelsea Grey, Hay­ley Gow and Zoe Bar­low at the Long Pad­dock Dra­matic Minds Fes­ti­val in Deniliquin.

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