Arts to assist computer plan
STUDENTS at Kepnock State High School have six solid reasons to give their best performance at the school’s annual Arts Night next Wednesday.
The school hopes to earn enough money to buy six more computers and furniture for their new Mac lab, in the arts department.
Over the past two years, the students have been raising funds to buy computers for the lab, and recently heard they would be receiving 14 Apple Mac computers by the end of the year.
“When we got the news, we were very excited,” Kepnock teacher Jess O’Neill said.
“It will definitely help teaching art, music, film and television.”
The Arts Night, which has a Hollywood theme, will be another in many fundraisers for the computers and will also raise money for the school’s drama performance next year.
“We are not sure what it is going to be, but we are planning to do something big,” Ms O’Neill said.
Teachers and students at the school have spent the past term putting together dances, dramatic pieces, animations, films and musical performances to be displayed at the night.
“The students have to audition and we have ended up with 29 acts for the show,” she said.
Paintings, pictures and sculptures made by the students will be arranged around the hall for the audience to peruse.
The students and two organising teachers, Nicole Jones and Emma Bearne, spent yesterday rehearsing each of the performances to ensure they would be perfect on the night.
“They absolutely love it and love the chance to show off what they have been working on,” Ms O’Neill said.
Tickets for the show, on November 3, are available at the school for $5, or $10 for gold class, which includes hors d’oeuvres.