Sorrento and Girrawheen students ready for YOH Fest grand final

Sacred Heart College students.
Girrawheen Senior High School drama students.
Sacred Heart College students. Girrawheen Senior High School drama students.

SCHOOLS in Sorrento and Girrawheen have been chosen from more than 200 across WA to compete in the YOH (Youth on Health) Fest grand final this weekend.

Sacred Heart College is one of eight finalists in the drama category, while students from Girrawheen Senior High School will perform in the drama and dance finals.

Running over two days in Mandurah, the event encourages students to share their stories regarding health issues using dance, drama and visual art.

Girrawheen performing arts teacher Jenny Drpich said the school had made the drama finals eight times in the past 10 years and this was its first year entering the dance section.

Students worked with teachers to create, rehearse and perform an original play and dance routine based on the theme of resilience.

“Using their own life experiences, students crafted and shaped their performances through a sense of teamwork and dedication to their work,” she said.

“The performers are true ambassadors for their school and are continually looking for ways to build upon their performance skills.”

Sacred Heart head of arts Caitlin Willis said 40 students were involved in the competition, with a group of eight making the final.

“I am incredibly proud to have seen the students take an initial concept all the way through scripting, rehearsal, design elements and performance,” she said.

“They worked hard and pulled together in their teams to create the best performance possible.”