Shanoa Russell, Maddy Hogg, Candice Whiting and Teagan Cappetta (front) Guy Ekblad, Jessie Greig, Eden Burr, Samantha Moon, Jessica Shield and Leeam Roach (back) are some of the year 7 Burnett Heads State School students who performed Far Out for a restaurant audience.
Shanoa Russell, Maddy Hogg, Candice Whiting and Teagan Cappetta (front) Guy Ekblad, Jessie Greig, Eden Burr, Samantha Moon, Jessica Shield and Leeam Roach (back) are some of the year 7 Burnett Heads State School students who performed Far Out for a restaurant audience. Max Fleet

Students stage theatre restaurant

FAR out! Laser-wielding martians have invaded planet Foil, a place so far behind its inhabitants must cope with evolved technology they have never seen before.

Or at least that was the case as the Burnett Heads State School Year 7 students put on its theatre restaurant production of Far Out.

Students showcased their talent at their school hall on Thursday, where more than 100 people turned out to watch the annual production and help raise $2000.

The money raised on the night will be put towards the youngsters' end-of-year trip.

Production director Sherilee Ramm said students enjoyed performing in front of such a large and enthusiastic audience.

“The enthusiasm of the kids stood out and they really gave it their all,” she said.

“The night was a success. There was a great buzz and the children just shone.”

She said the production, which involved all Year 7 students, was brimming with humour.

“The students get a real buzz of seeing how wonderful they are and they learn so much,” she said.

“It's something they really look forward to.”

Burnett Heads principal Pamela Liddell said the night had been part of the school's culture since 1996 and everyone anticipated it hugely.

“It's a means of inviting the community into the school while raising money,” she said.

“However, this year it reached a new high, due to the hard work and dedication of volunteer helpers, students and staff.”

She said the students' stage show received fantastic feedback from the audience.

“The applause was long and enthusiastic,” she said.

“Students work hard to make the night a success but generally have an experience they remember.”



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