Spotlight shines on Marymede’s junior students

Yanni Paikopoulos, Lucy Pegoraro, Jasmine Khuu and April Robertson. PIcture: Marco De Luca.

The spotlight will be shining on Marymede Catholic College’s middle years students later this month, when they perform in the school’s inaugural junior production.

The students from years four to nine will perform in Seussical Jr, bringing to life the beloved books of Dr Seuss.

Among those taking to the stage are Jasmine Khuu, who is one of the youngest actors in the production at just 10 years old.

Director Angie Bedford said this was the first chance the primary pupils have had to participate in a full-scale musical.

“A few years ago, in Annie, we included our year five and six students in one song to get a sense of their interest. It went so well that I explored shows designed for the middle years age group and decided 2017 was the year for it,” she said.

“Their engagement has been infectious, with enthusiasm and passion admired by their secondary colleagues.”

Students have been rehearsing for the musical since late February, dedicating their time on Sundays, Thursdays and Fridays to perfecting their parts.

They will perform at the Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre from May 25-27.