Arts in Motion

Arts in Motion



Senior Campus Results:

Overall Winner 2018

Best Sound Track 2018

Best Lighting 2018

Best Performance Flow 2018

Best Choreography 2018

Best Spirit - Ope Wairua Award 2018

Best Communication of Concept 2018


Junior Campus:

On Friday 11 May, a group of students participated in the Southland AIM (Arts in Motion) competition and after what had felt like years of practice we were finally ready to perform. Our long day started off when we arrived at the Civic Theatre around 8:40am. We were fortunate enough to watch some of the other schools perform their run through practices on stage and we knew we would have some tough competition. We watched the senior campus doing their spectacular run through performance based on mental health issues. Later on in the day we had our run through practice of the ‘Legend of Hargest’ dance. The dance was based on the life of Brigadier James Hargest (played by George Shirley). The performance started off in a school assembly with the principal Mr Wood (played by Lydia Blomfield) then moving to WW1 where James met his soon to be wife who was a nurse (played by Eden Coatsworth). Following that he went back to fight in WW2 and after being captured he escaped from a prisoner camp and continued to fight. Brigadier Hargest unfortunately died in battle. The performance finished off back in assembly where we had a happy ending dance to celebrate the hero he was. Later on in the day we started getting into costume and then devoured twenty six pizzas (in less than five minutes!) After which we finished applying our makeup and doing hair. By then it was time for the show to finally begin. We gave the senior campus students our best wishes as they went down to perform. As each school performed we grew more and more nervous by the second, until it was our turn to perform to hundreds of eyes staring at us. We performed and felt we delivered a high standard of which we were all very proud. We can’t wait to do it again next year.

We would like to give a huge thanks to all the people who helped make this production happen; our teachers Mrs Blair and Ms Henery, and our fantastic senior school helpers Jarod Murphy, Maddie Connor, Anais McLennan, Ella Marsden, Raquel Wilkes and Alex Findlay. By Tiana Turnbull (Room 16) and Lydia Blomfield (Room 18)

category News
23 May 2018