GIRRAWHEEN students competed against 17 schools from around the state at the annual Youth on Health festival in Mandurah last month.
The competition is one of Australia’s biggest health-themed youth performing arts events.
The Girrawheen Senior High School Year 10 drama students’ play Life is What You Make it won them a prize for best overall health message and best coverage of the festival’s theme of Our Community.
Drama co-ordinator Jenny Drpich said students spent six months writing the play, which is centred on themes of cultural diversity and challenging stereotypes.
‘The play is personal and reflects the day-to-day challenges that the students actually face,’ she said.
She said coming |runners-up in the competition reflected the students’ positivity and determination to succeed.
Performing schools came from as far as Broome, Karratha, Albany, Kalgan and Serpentine.