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Burnie High drama talent showcase

PLENTY OF LAUGHS:  Burnie High School drama students Max Williams, Charlotte Austin-Lund, Maeve Grieve and Luke Groves during final rehearsals ahead of Tuesday's opening show.  Picture: Brodie Weeding, The Advocate.

TWO productions are better than one at the Burnie High School's Centenary Drama Event. 

To commemorate success and talent within the performing arts at Burnie High School, two small scale productions will be on show across the following weeks. 

Burnie High School performing Arts  Coordinator Ben Lohrey said that due to excessive numbers this year they decided to develop two productions instead of one, not necessarily with a centennial theme.

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

Story by Elanor Watt, The Advocate

Winners set high standard

ELECTRIFYING ELECTROLYTES, with Burnie High School students Madelene Cochrane, Imogen Groves and Simone Eastley, who are investigating if sports drinks have more electrolytes than water or orange juice.  Picture:  Phillip Biggs.

BYE BY BACTERIA, with Burnie High School Grade 7 students Millie Nicholls, Eva Radford and Reese Davis, who are testing to see which household cleaning products kill bacteria efficiently.  Picture:  Phillip Biggs

THE winners have been announced for the 2016 Science Investigation Awards.

More than 400 students from across the North-West entered the competition, held at the UTAS Cradle Coast Campus and Burnie Primary School on Thursday.

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

View North West Science Investigation Awards Multimedia Gallery.

Story by Patrick Fahy, The Advocate

 

Kids contest the annual maths relay

CHALLENGE:  Burnie High School students Harlen Green, Joe Fryett and Riley Kirkland in the maths relay.  Photo courtesy of The Advocate.

IT IS a unique relay event that requires the mind to work as fast as the legs.

In the hills of Penguin on Wednesday, about 144 secondary school students gathered for the biggest and fastest maths relay in Tasmania. 

About 36 teams of four students from schools across the North-West ventured to the Penguin District School for the Mathematics Relays for secondary students.

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

Story by Hayden Johnson

Paper clothes on show

PAPER CLOTHING AND MASK COMPETITION: Zoe Mott, 12, Summer Pilkington, 12 and Emily Filluel, 12 of Burnie High School.  Picture: Cordell Richardson, The Advocate.

BUDDING fashion designers on the North-West have proved paper can be used for a lot more than just writing.

A collection of paper clothing and masks is now on display at Burnie Regional Art Gallery, following the launch of the Paper Clothing and Mask Competition on Friday. 

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

Story by Patrick Fahy, The Advocate

Apprenticeship opportunities for Burnie High School students

Students from Burnie High School

DP World Australia's Mitch Hawkins and Stephanie Silva returned to Burnie High School last week to discuss the DP World Australia apprenticeship programme on offer to two students graduating Grade 10 this year.

Joined by education representatives Vanessa Skipworth, Julie Kiss and Paul Nilssen, students learned of the education and career pathways available through an apprenticeship or traineeship supported by DP World Australia.

Read the full story on DP World Australia website.

Burnie High, a trip down memory lane

GALA ACT:  Former student Jaxon Micallef, SRC president Mason Waller, music mentor Scott Mainwaring and music teacher Bronwyn Darvell will perform at the Burnie High School Centenary Gala Event.  Picture:  Brodie Weeding, The Advocate.

THE preparations are under way at Burnie High School for their Centenary Gala Event, which is set to be a night full of laughs and entertainment.

The night will include a musical act, guest speakers and memorabilia.  Music teacher and former student of Burnie High School Bronwyn Darvell says she if looking forward to the event.

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

Story by Elanor Watt, The Advocate

Spotlight on a dream

 

THE LIGHTS MAN: Jack Shrosbree has a passion for lights and sound which has put him behind the magic of many productions.  Jack will use a Follow Your Dreams grant to learn more about his craft.  Picture: Brodie Weeding, The Advocate.

IT MAY not be the most glamorous part of the show but it is arguably the most pivotal part of theatre and stage production, and without it camera and action are nothing.

Burnie High School student Jack Shrosbree has a passion for lights and sound.  As one of three lucky winners of the Tasmanian Leader's Follow Your Dream grant program, he will be taking the money to follow his love for lights to the Victorian College of Arts in Melbourne.

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

Story by Baz Ruddick, The Advocate

 

 

 

 

Burnie students win places in short story competition

AWARDS: Summer Scott and Mackenzie Maclaine-Cross of Burnie High School at the awards ceremony in Burnie.

BURNIE High School students were recognised for their writing talents following a competition held by the Society of Women Writers, Tasmania (SWWT).

The short story competition was open to students in grades 7 to 10 from the North-West Coast of Tasmania, and promoted writing, creativity and citizenship with the theme of suffrage.

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

Story by Patrick Fahy, The Advocate

Artist chips away at new major project

WORK IN PROGRESS: Burnie High School students Hannah Bakes, Chett Hardy, Staci Cooper and Xavier Baker work with Ritchie Ares Dona to make the silver triangles. Picture: Patrick Fahy, The Advocate.

NEXT time you eat a packet of chips, think about donating the empty packet to Ritchie Ares Dona.

The Somerset artist is working on a project for the Ten Days on the island festival in March next year, which involves using empty chip packets as material. 

Read the full story on The Advocate website. 

Story by Patrick Fahy, The Advocate

Alumni talent at a glimpse

CATCHING A GLIMPSE: Burnie High School grade 10 students Avalon Starick, 16, Isabella Kidd, 16, and Harlen Green, 16, admiring the work of former student Mick Hiller.  Photo courtesty of The Advocate.

SCULPTURES, stained glass windows and landscapes are just some examples of what is on offer at the Old Scholars and Teachers Art Exhibition.

The exhibition includes a variety of works from past students, teachers and current teachers who have gone on to achieve a career in the arts, coming together to celebrate Burnie High School's 100th anniversary.

Read the full story on The Advocate website.

Story courtesy of The Advocate

2016 Burnie Eisteddfod

EISTEDDFOD: Danielle Flower, of Burnie High School, participates in the grade 8 section of reading a novel. Pictures: Cordell Richardson, The Advocate.

Jasmin Waugh, Bronte King and Katie Saltmarsh, of Burnie High School, in the grade 8 section of impromptu conversations.

Summer Scott and Nikki Carter of Burnie High School in the grade 8 section of impromptu conversations.

THE 49th annual Burnie City Eisteddfod kicked off at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre yesterday.

Students from Burnie High School, Marist College, Yolla District High School and Wynyard High School competed in the first day of the speech and drama section.

Eisteddfod treasurer Dorothy Cunningham, who this week received an OAM for her dedication to the event, said day one saw some impressive performances.

"It's been a great start to this year's eisteddfod," she said.

"I think the best part of it is that it gives students the chance to perform and they get to see each other perform too."

Among Tuesday's categories were humorous recitation, character recital, group improvisation, character dialogue and impromptu conversation.

The speech and drama section will continue until this Thursday June 16, with the music section to follow. 

The dancing section will be held in July.

The Advocate will update a full list of results throughout the eisteddfod via www.theadvocate.com.au, as well as in print.

To view the Burnie Eisteddfod speech and drama 2016 multimedia gallery click here.

Story by Kathryn Bermingham, The Advocate

 

 

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