Five students of the Forbes High School Support Unit will have a fantastic experience later this year when they become part of the cast for the 2016 Schools Spectacular. Following the success of previous students, Support Unit teacher Lauren Jordan submitted an audition video. She was delighted when they were notified of the success, but not nearly as excited as the five aspiring dancers.
The dancers will now attend rehearsals in preparation for a week long excursion to Sydney where they will rehearse with their specific dance ensemble prior to two matinee and two evening performances at the Qudos Bank Arena at Sydney Olympic Park on Friday, 25th and Saturday, 26th November.
The Schools Spectacular is an outstanding showcase of talent in NSW public schools. The show is unparalleled in the world with a 2,700 strong choir, 2,300 diverse dancers, an 80-piece symphony orchestra, a world-class stage band and a huge number of outstanding solo performers.
This iconic cultural event engages and showcases students of varying ages,
cultures, skills and socioeconomic backgrounds from metropolitan, rural and remote regions of NSW. The Forbes and District Lions Club has shown their support for the Support Unit’s success with a donation of $1, 000 to assist with the costs of accommodation, travel, food and costumes.
Head Teacher, Debra Slack-Smith, recently attended the Lions Club dinner to accept this generous donation on behalf of the class.
White Ribbon ‘Boys Night In’
Forbes High School is a White Ribbon School and is continually advocating and raising awareness for the development of positive relationships and breaking the devastating cycle of domestic violence.
The second annual ‘Boys Night In’ takes place tonight. Male students and another significant males in their lives are invited to participate in activities at the school from 3.30 to 6.30pm with the aim to build capacity to support being a positive male role model. Forbes High is also in partnership with Forbes Domestic Violence and other organisations showcasing ‘Iceberg’, Kirrily
Dear’s documentary of her ultra-marathon run to raise awareness of domestic violence.
The screening will be at Town Hall from 7.00pm tonight.