Young artists tuned in to learning
ALMOST 1000 children are learning from leading music, dance and drama experts during a massive youth arts festival in Townsville.
School students from Years 5 to 12 have come from as far away as Cloncurry, Winton, Hughenden, Palm Island, Ingham, Charters Towers and Bowen for the Mulkadee Youth Arts Festival. The festival began on Monday with students perfecting their parts ahead musical spectacular on Friday.
Festival director Sandra Neal said the most promising students from around the region and 150 local teachers and support staff were involved in the program.
“Not only do the kids grow and develop, our teachers develop new skills and take them back to their schools. It is amazing,” Ms Neal said.
“I think this is the best Mulkadee ever, the standard is higher than of a ever before. The collaboration between the specialists and students is so good this year.”
Ms Neal said students would go into dress rehearsal tomorrow with the major performance in front of 2000 people at Townsville Entertainment Centre on Friday night. Get your special four- page Mulkadee Youth Arts Festival feature inside your Townsville Bulletin.