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Mad Cap night at Lightning Ridge

Chearna Ashby, Lilly Kaluski, Lexi Tye, Holly cuda and Riley Schellnegger. Photo TWH

Rata Jackson

Lightning Ridge Central School music teacher Lucas Schembri has organised another creative and performing arts concert at the Lightning Ridge Central School for 2022.

Now affectionately known as CAPA Night and formerly known as MADD Night (Music Art Dance Drama) it was a biannual event, until the Principal Richard Finter asked that it become an annual event.

Mr Schembri said that the school was developing a comprehensive creative arts program from kindergarten to year 12.

“Principal, Richard Finter has been a great facilitator and supporter of what we do in the creative arts sector.” Mr Schembri said.

“I began at the Lightning Ridge Central School at the beginning of 2021 as a music teacher for Kindy to year 7.

“This year I teach secondary classes, years 7 to 10 and this has allowed us to grow as a team when preparing for the big event.”

“Last year I was more hands-on with the kids in primary classes whereas this year I am assisting the teachers where needed in the areas of music, choreography and design.”

“The music theme this year is Disney which the primary kids are loving.

“In the past the concert night was mainly for the primary aged children. Last year we had two secondary student performances and this year we have almost the same amount of primary as secondary acts. We have 11 primary acts and around 10 high school performances.”

The Lightning Ridge high school students have a variety of acts this year ranging from song, dance, art, and skits.

The secondary students will make their own choices regarding their performances, and the show is expected to be very interactive and a lot of fun.

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