Responsible decision making

Students in Year 10 took part in a Collaborative Learning Task earlier this week, exploring responsible decision making, as well as “criminal” and “bystander” behaviour.

This interdisciplinary project involved learning outcomes from Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE), English and Drama, in addition to a number of key competencies which translate across the curriculum.

Students were fortunate to become audience members for internationally acclaimed Zeal Theatre’s performance King-Hit.

King-Hit examines reckless behaviour among young people, perpetrators, victims and witnesses, and offers alternative perspectives to this behaviour.

The production was written and performed by Zeal Theatre’s Stefo Nantsou and Tom Lycos, who play a multitude of characters blending elements of powerful naturalism, expressionism and verbatim theatre.

Year 10 took part in a post-performance Q&A with Stefo and Tom to assist students in exploring the key ideas of King-Hit and develop original responses to the issues highlighted.

Drama students continued their own explorations of the themes by creating their own group performances, which the High School and IGS staff may observe later in the year to raise awareness of White Ribbon Day.

The Year 10 cohort also took part in a workshop with award-winning documentary filmmaker Sophie Weisner to develop their understanding of responsible decision making, social impact documentary making, crime, community action and the health of young people.

Sophie is the Director of Call Me Dad, a story about men who have perpetrated or are at risk of perpetrating family violence.

Students will develop the concepts, issues and ideas raised from this project throughout the year in various areas of study.