Faculty News - Creative Arts

Year 12 Drama Excursion to Sydney

On Saturday 4 February, our Year 12 drama class flew to Sydney to attend OnSTAGE, a presentation of the best performances and projects in NSW by 2022 HSC Drama students. The day began at Gold Coast Airport at 6:00am when we hopped on a flight to Sydney.  Upon arrival, we caught a train to Circular Quay. 

As a class we walked along the waterfront while taking in the view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, snapping plenty of pictures as we went.  A fun highlight was watching the live filming of the breakfast television program ‘Sunrise’.  Before the performances began at the Seymour Centre, we viewed the Year 12 HSC costume designs, and made sure we took plenty of notes and discussed with the teachers what aspects we could incorporate into our own projects.  We then watched a variety of group performances, monologues, and short films, ranging from serious to comedic pieces.  Though a little intimidating to see the amazing standard of last year's exemplary Year 12 performers, it enabled us to discuss and share ideas with our teachers and peers on what we thought we could incorporate into our own group performances. 

This Sydney trip provided us with lots of inspiration and motivation and we would like to thank Mrs Young and Ms Pennay for taking us.

Mai Nuttall
Year 12 Drama