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Margaret River High performs 'The Laramie Project' 

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Despite their threat to show up in Margaret River preaching 'God Hates Fags' at the school's performance of 'The Laramie Project', Westboro Baptist Church were a no show on Tuesday night. 

Instead, audiences of the sold out show were treated to a spectacular performance from the year 10 - 12 drama students which brought many to tears. 

More photos at Augusta-Margaret River Mail

 

Bands amp up atmosphere at Margaret River Senior High School

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Margaret River Senior High School students put on a grand performance at their Big Band Picnic on Thursday night.

Relaxing on the grass, parents and friends enjoyed the music from afar, until the children split into groups and made their way into the crowd for special “busking” shows.

Ya and Coldplay’s Yellow, as well as a few originals by student bands.

Indie-rock outfit Project Eden wrapped up the night with The Hives’ Because I Wanna.

Parents were also treated to wood fired pizza made by the high school.

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Drama unfolds at the Margaret River Senior High School

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Margaret River Senior High School students will perform a powerful and emotive production of The Laramie Project to Margaret River and Busselton audiences in the coming weeks.

Arts teacher Mem McCormack said the play was a highly emotive piece of theatre and an example of documentary drama.

"In 1998 a young gay student, Matthew Shepard, was brutally beaten and left to die in the small US city of Laramie, in Wyoming. The event sparked a media frenzy as various groups responded to this ugly hate crime," Ms McCormack said.

"Throughout the 18 months following Shepard's death a company of actors visited Laramie to complete extensive interviews with members of the community.

"Their intent was to chronicle the response of the town members to a crime which had drawn the world's attention."

The Laramie Project is the result of those interviews.

The students will perform the play in Margaret River next Tuesday, from 7pm, before travelling to Busselton to perform for fellow years 11 and 12 students.


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Students keen to see kangaroos in Margaret River

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Students from Indonesia arrived in Margaret River last week to look around, make friends and pat some kangaroos.

The 11 students come from Margaret River Senior High School's sister school, Santa Laurensia, and are the seventh group to be hosted here.

MRSHS principal Andrew Host said the visit was a major highlight of every year.

"It's a fantastic cultural lesson for both visiting students and our students here," he said.

On the students' first day, they investigated the school's resident owls and met teachers before a trip to the Sunflowers Animal Farm.

They will also go on an excursion to the Jewel Cave, Margaret River Chocolate Factory and Amaze'n, before departing on March 20.

Asked what they thought of Margaret River, the students replied with "clean, green, beautiful and cold".

Some of the students had visited Perth or Sydney before but never a country town. They said they felt lucky to travel here and learn more about Australia.

"I want to pat a kangaroo," student Sharon Tanuwijaya said.

MRSHS Indonesian teacher Angela McCoy said it was great to have Santa Laurensia and Margaret River Senior High School connected on such a level.

"We have a really good relationship with the principal," she said.

"And a lot of support from host families. They play a big role."

She thanked everyone that had hosted or helped the students.

MRSHS students also enjoy the opportunity to be hosted overseas.

So far, two local groups have been sent to Santa Laurensia with another possibly being planned for next year.


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Last Updated on Sunday, 23 March 2014 09:46
 

Students band together for picnic

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Margaret River Senior High School's Big Band Picnic is taking place next Thursday from 5pm at the school.

Parents guardians and friends are invited to bring a picnic dinner and a blanket to relax into the sweet sounds of the bands of MRSHS.

This is a weather-permitting alcohol free event.

For more information contact the school. 


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