Yarloop fires inspire Mandurah Baptist College Youth on Health resilience performance

Yarloop fires inspire Mandurah Baptist College Youth on Health resilience performance

THE Year 11 general drama class at Mandurah Baptist College will represent the Peel region in the 2016 Youth on Health Festival grand final at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on Saturday.

They will be competing against seven other schools.

Students created drama performances on the theme of resilience and the health message of act, belong, commit.

The class began devising their performance and wanted to create a performance that explored an important and relevant issue.

Using the bush fires of Yarloop earlier this year as inspiration, the class devised a 20-minute epic theatre piece. The piece explores the impact of a bush fire on a community and how the community pulls through such a devastating event. With a special emphasis on the impact of fire fighters, townspeople and the outside community, the performance encourages strategies for overcoming hurdles and being empowered by resilience.

The Year 11 general drama class will dedicate their performance to all affected by and involved in assisting with the Yarloop bush fires.