Students have hunger for success

The winning team from Sacred Heart College.
The winning team from Sacred Heart College.

The group of 15 Year 10 students was awarded the overall 2013 title after entering the annual YOH Fest competition, which attracts about 1500 students from across the state, with heats held in Perth, Mandurah, Albany and Broome.

Given this year’s theme of Lifestyles, the Sacred Heart team wrote, produced and performed a short piece on the challenges of balancing a busy life.

The production featured four sets of ‘tributes’ including gym junkies, couch potatoes, hippies and workaholics who were competing against each other to prove who had the best lifestyle.

Their recent performance in the statewide final in Mandurah netted the group the overall YOH Fest award as well as the prizes for outstanding comedic ability and best health message.

Sacred Heart head of arts Caitlin Wills said she was impressed with the hard work, dedication and enthusiasm the group had demonstrated to bring their ideas to life.

‘They have been an amazing team, assisting each other with everything from creating initial ideas to scripting, costuming, performance skills, characterisation and blocking,’ she said.

‘I feel so proud of them and their incredible accomplishment.’

She said the group dedicated its win to a drama classmate who was forced to miss the event after recently being diagnosed with leukaemia.