Prac­tice pays off for stu­dents

Alpine Observer - - News -

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.

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