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SEDA – Theatre In Education

For the second consecutive year, The Song Room has partnered with SEDA to create and deliver a Theatre in Education program for schools participating in The Song Room workshop programs.

This year’s production is called ‘A Donkey Tale’ and was developed by the SEDA students and their teacher Christine Best, in consultation with The Song Room. Throughout Semester 1, the students wrote and rehearsed the play, with assistance from Song Room Teaching Artists in some of the performance elements, including Chris Lewis with drumming, Jessica Mosca with Choreography and Zo√´ Barry with musical arrangements.

On Fridays in Term 3, SEDA hit the road and toured the finished performance to current and former Song Room program schools. Additional funding has been secured via a Pozible crowdfunding campaign to tour the performance to Alice Springs for a whole week. The students will stay at the dorms of Yipirinya School, which currently has a Song Room program. Whilst in Alice Springs, the SEDA students will perform “A Donkey Tale” to students at four primary schools: Braitling Primary School as well as Laparinta Primary School, Sadadeen Primary School and Gillen School.

Feedback has been excellent: Everyone without exception loved the performance!!! Kids and staff.” – Teacher, Cawatha P-12 College

“I think because the actors were secondary kids our students could really connect to it They seemed like a great group of kids, having positive role models is so important for our students.” – Teacher Meadow Heights PS

“The students were so excited and couldn’t wait to tell us details about the performance, which is always a really good sign of the level of engagement. Once again thank you so much for visiting our school and enriching our students’ learning.” ‚Äì Teacher, Werribee PS

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