Each year just a few performers from the Shoalhaven Eisteddfod are invited to perform in the popular "Stars of the Eisteddfod" concert. This year two of our groups were invited to take part. Last Saturday these dedicated young performers donned uniforms or costumes on a Saturday afternoon to represent our school. And they did this admirably.
Our Primary Concert Band performed two pieces, led by the lovely Mrs Amanda Lawrence. They performed well on a large stage to a large audience. Our second group provided a Secondary Drama presentation. Alex Astill, Ethan Bates, Imika Bramble, Emily Frith and Micah Perry entertained with an extract from the very funny Oscar Wilde play "The Importance of Being Earnest". Secondary student Saphyre Bunyan also sang a solo - 'The Sun Whose Rays'.
We thank each of the students from both groups for the way they represented the school so well, performing in such a setting with distinction.
After our Secondary group had performed, we were surprised and thrilled to hear the announcement that Nowra Christian School had received an award from the Shoalhaven Eisteddfod Commitee - the Eisteddfod School's Encouragement Award. This is awarded to a school that shows commitment to the performing arts and to participation in the Shoalhaven Eisteddfod. The $1,000 award will go towards further developing performing arts in our school. We are very thankful for the recognition this is to the many staff and students who spend time rehearsing and performing in the local community.