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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 16 2008
INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, July 17, 2008 21 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Students cast a spell Rosebank students in the production of The Wildly Wonderful World of Witches at Wosebank. ROSEBANK College is helping students with special needs in a new move to boost their confidence. The ''building self-esteem through drama'' program gives students the chance to work together on the production of a play. Head drama teacher Julie Taubert has directed students in Years 7 to 12 in the Wildly Wonder- ful World of Witches at Wosebank. ''These techniques will help them long after they leave school,'' she said. ''The skills they are acquiring now will enable them to deal with situations that would normally cause them distress and anxiety.'' The production is an adaptation of the witches' scene in Shakespeare's Macbeth. Students performed the play in front of parents and staff before the school holidays. The performance also enabled students to learn about lighting, sound and special effects. ''Year 11 drama students who had completed the production effects course volunteered to help with the music selection and created all the special effects, including costume and set designs,'' Ms Taubert said. The program is an initiative between the drama and learning support departments at the school. Ms Taubert said she hopes the program will become a regular fixture that takes place every year. ''The response and support we had from staff and students were very inspiring. ''I have every intention to take this initiative further.'' BRIEFLY Magpies turn 60 WESTS Magpies Aussie Rules 60th anniversary carnival will kick off on Sunday, July 27. With carnival rides, market stalls and fireworks, the event promises to be a fun day out for the whole family. The celebrations will begin at 10am at Picken Oval in Croydon Park. Parking will be available at the council car park in Campsie. For a gold coin donation, a shuttle service will be provided for transport to and from Picken Oval. Parkin Blanched ASHFIELD local David Parkin has missed out on first prize in Australia's premier opera competition. The finals of the McDonald's Operatic Aria were held at Sydney Opera House on Sunday. First place was worth $57,000 and included a scholarship to study overseas. Emily Blanch, from Carlton North in Victoria, won the event. Second place went to Catherine Bouchier, of Bellevue Hill. The Great Escape MUSIC enthusiasts are officially booked out for the October long weekend now that tickets to The Great Escape festival went on sale last Wednesday. Newington Armory in Sydney Olympic Park will play host to thousands of punters on October 4 and 5 who will see international stars and local favourites. First release tickets are still available through Moshtix, Ticketek and Fasterlouder at $180, with camping free. On course to high finance James Yoon HOMEBUSH Boys' High School student James Yoon mixed with the best in the business at the UBS Finance Academy held last week. The 16-year-old was one of 50 Year 11 students chosen from public schools across NSW, ACT and Victoria, to attend the week- long, residential course, held by global finance management com- pany, UBS, at Macquarie Univer- sity. At the academy, students were treated to tuition from indus- try experts and James said he hoped to get an in- sider's view of the world of high finance. The Weekly spoke to James before the event and he said he was very excited. ''I'm looking forward to the experience and the information I will gain about finance and the scope of business,'' he said. School teachers were respon- sible for nominating students who demonstrated a high level of interest in the field and James admits he was not entirely sur- prised that he was singled out. ''I was anticipating it,'' James said. ''I don't think anyone else is as interested in it all as I am.'' A keen economics and business studies student, James plans to continue in the financial field well into the future.
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