Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Teen Issues Told Tough

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Teen Issues Told Tough

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Carolyn Archer

KEPNOCK High School students have highlighted the issues affecting today's teenagers with an emotional street performance in the CBD pavilion.

Drama teacher Michele Priestley said the 22 Year 10 drama students had collaborated to produce and star in the 15-minute production.

C[pounds sterling]For many of the students, this was their first public performance,C[yen] Ms Priestley said.

C[pounds sterling]They came up with the ideas themselves and devised the performance as a whole.

C[pounds sterling]It's quite confronting, but it's their experiences and it's real life.C[yen]

Yesterday's performance brought the group together to address issues such as bullying, peer pressure, teenage pregnancy, depression, suicide, alcohol use and drink-driving.

C[pounds sterling]They all had something they could bring to the table,C[yen] Ms Priestley said.

C[pounds sterling]Over three to four weeks, they worked with various ideas to develop it into what it is today. …

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