Thursday June 1, 2017
Science production celebrates new hall
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From left, back: Abigail Graham, Aston Varga, Rosa Donaldson, Benji Candaland, Rafael EveryPalmer, Jamie White. Front, seated: Olivia ManthelBrown, Ben Graham and Gatsby Cohen. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe By Emma McAuliffe
Roseneath School students are celebrating their new school hall this week with a special school production. The school hall has been earthquake strengthened and fitted out with a new kitchen for students to learn cooking in, as well as new sound equipment and windows. The school’s production, which opened on Tuesday, has been in rehearsal since the beginning of the term. Its main theme was science as it
had been the school’s focus this term and was aptly titled Lost in Science. The main body of the play was written by year eight student Aston Varga, who played an angry boy in the production. “A lot of it was going between classes and finding out what other classes in the school were doing. “Since our focus was science we went to each class and found out what they thought could be in a science museum,” he explained. The students then decided on
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whether they wanted “stereotypical characters” and who would want to play who. Aston said he would like to write more productions in the future, with more jokes included. “I like puns but not the science ones,” he said. School principal Luana Carroll said she was very pleased with the work the students had put into the production. “We like the students to be able to take ownership of the hall and this was a way they could do it,” she said.
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