Practice pays off for students
STUDENTS involved in language programs at Bright P12 College have enjoyed performing and lining up in competitions over the last month.
Late last month students from grades one to six played a concert of traditional Japanese drumming while preps presented the play Ookii Kabu (giant turnip) and performed in Japanese the song ‘If you’re happy and you know it’.
The students spent four days learning their drumming routines under the instruction of Kiyomi Calwell from EZ Japanese, a NSW-based company.
They focused on team work and were progressively introduced to techniques so that each class could successfully present wonderful Taiko sounds at the concert.
In German, five students represented Bright P-12 College and the region at the State Championships for German poetry reading on August 18.
Alison Ciolli (year 6), Samantha Peppler and Blake McGregor (year 7) and Trinity Williams and Jade Maclean (year 9) had to rehearse a poem and then perform it with excellent pronunciation, fluency and intonation to a small audience at the Austrian Club in Heidelberg in Melbourne.
Students embraced the ex- perience and performed admirably in their divisions of approximately 20 students each.
Alison Ciolli placed fifth in her division.