Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


NASDA performers promote safe partying

NASDA performers promote safe partying

CPIT performing arts graduates are using the skills they’ve honed over three years of training to show teenagers how to stay safe while partying.

Five National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts (NASDA) graduates started a tour of 22 Canterbury secondary schools recently with a theatre show called Crash Bash, organised by the Christchurch City Council.

Directed by NASDA tutor Tony McCaffrey, the production aims to raise awareness among students about planning ahead to make safe decisions and choices around driving, alcohol and their peers.

"I hope that the students find something in this year's show that they can relate to as well as learn from. We have all been teenagers and it is not easy to make the right decisions under pressure but a little bit of planning before the party means that everyone can relax and have a good time!" Cast member Stacey Lavender said.

The tour started at Lincoln High School on 25 February and runs for five weeks, finishing at Hillmorton High School on 27 March.

Cast members Josh Goodare, Layna Hunt, Tainui Kuru and Stacey Lavender, along with Tour Operator Rutene Spooner, had enjoyed creating an educational theatre production for the students.

"The process of devising a piece of theatre has been ultimately inspiring. I am very proud of the show and the work that has gone on to make it what it is. It is a privilege to share such an important message through theatre," Tainui Kuru said.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Sheep: Shearing Record Smashed In Hawke’s Bay

Three shearers gathered from around New Zealand have smashed a World record by 264 sheep despite the heat, the pumiced sheep of inland Hawke’s Bay and a year’s wool weighing an average of over 3.5kg a sheep. More>>

ALSO:

Carrie Fisher: Hollywood In-Breeding & The Velocity Of Being - Binoy Kampmark

There was always going to be a good deal of thick drama around Carrie Fisher, by her own confession, a product of Hollywood in-breeding. Her parents, Debbie Reynolds and the crooner Eddie Fisher, provided ample material for the gossip columns in a marriage breakup after Eddie sped away with Elizabeth Taylor. More>>

  • Image: Tracey Nearmy / EPA
  • Gordon Campbell: On The Best Albums Of 2016

    OK, I’m not even going to try and rationalise this surrender to a ‘best of’ listicle. Still…maybe there is an argument for making some semblance of narrative order out of a year that brought us Trump, Brexit and the deaths of Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Alan Vega, who I missed just as much as the Big Three. So without further ado….oh, but first a word from the sponsor More>>

    Emojis: World’s First Māori Emoji App Launched

    It’s here - the world’s first Māori emoji app Emotiki has landed just in time for summer roadtrips and santa stockings, with 200 Māori and Kiwi cultural icons for people to share their kiwiana moments with each other and the world. More>>

    ALSO:

    Howard Davis: Album Of The Year - Van Morrison's 'Keep Me Singing'

    2016 was a grand year for Van The Man - The Belfast Cowboy turned 71, received a knighthood, and reissued an expanded set of soul-fired live recordings from 1973 ('It's Too Late to Stop Now'). In the game for 53 years now, Morrison's albums consistently open new windows into the heart and soul of one of the most enigmatic figures in modern music. More>>

    Review: The NZSO Performs Handel's Messiah

    Max Rashbrooke: Saturday night's performance took the piece back to something like the way it would have originally been performed when premiered in 1742, with an orchestra of 20-30 players and only a few more singers. More>>

    Culture: Rare Hundertwasser Conservation Posters Found After 40 Years

    When Jan and Arnold Heine put a roll of conservation posters into storage in 1974 they had no idea that 42 years later they would be collectors items. More>>

    Get More From Scoop

     
     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
    Education
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news