Four creative and performing arts students from Roebourne District High School (RDHS) have recently returned from the trip of a lifetime – spending a whirlwind six days in Sydney.
The students were recipients of scholarships funded by the Woodside-operated North West Shelf Project, through the Roebourne Education Initiative.
They participated in numerous activities including a behind-the-scenes tour and workshop at the Sydney Theatre Company, a visit to Bangarra Dance Theatre, a private tour of the Sydney Opera House, a day of workshops at the National Institute of Dramatic Art, more commonly known as NIDA, and a visit to the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
They were also invited to the NITV and SBS studios to learn more about the television industry and even got the chance to sit at a news desk and read the news from a teleprompter.
The students were also taken to see a production of Matilda, the musical, at the Lyric Theatre and spent their final day touring Sydney, taking in Taronga Zoo, Circular Quay and Bondi Beach. This day spent taking in the sights and sounds of Sydney also included workshops with Aboriginal rangers at the Sydney Botanic Gardens.
While in Sydney, the students stayed at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence in Redfern, where they met other Aboriginal students from all over the country and shared their stories.
The four scholarship recipients will each give a presentation on the trip at their end-of-year concert in Roebourne.
The creative and performing arts program offered at RDHS is run by the IF Foundation and proudly funded by the Woodside-operated North West Shelf Project, through the Roebourne Education Initiative.