Creative Arts continues to rise at Scots

Eight Year 12 students from The Scots College have been nominated for the 2013 Board of Studies HSC showcases in four subjects.

Two of these students had their work selected for inclusion in OnSTAGE, the annual showcase of outstanding HSC Drama Performances.

Marcus Porter's Critical Analysis, a portfolio of theatre criticism, included four highly evocative theatre reviews with an engaging and distinctive critic's voice and a sophisticated appreciation of the language of theatre.

Luke Tisher's Promotion Design expressed a highly original and striking vision for an imagined production of Ionesco's absurdist play, Rhinoceros, directed by Sam Strong for the Melbourne Theatre Company.

Art student, Jack Schulz was nominated for ARTEXPRESS for his series of seven photos that capture the urban and industrial landscapes surrounding Cronulla under the darkness of night.

Samuel Johnston and Nicholas Berry both received DesignTECH nominations. Nicholas developed a new range for Rossignol Race Skis targeting the youth market. His final product was presented as a full trade display complete with an associated clothing range and designs for Snowsports accessories.

Samuel developed The Johnston MultiHitch, an innovative device designed to retrofit existing tractors to maximising the efficiency and safety of agriculture operations. Sam also entered his invention in the 2013 Farm Invention of The Year Competition where he was awarded second place in the State and equal third place in the National competition.

Pianists Edward Huang, Patrick San Gabriel and Ryan Cai all received nominations for ENCORE for their HSC Music performances.

Principal Dr Ian PM Lambert attributes Scots' success in these areas to "the College's active promotion and support of the Creative Arts in recent years. Engagement in the arts benefits students not just in the classroom, but in the world outside of school. We challenge all our Scots boys to become creative and confident learners so that they may live with Brave Hearts and Bold Minds".

Last year, two Scots students were selected for inclusion in OnSTAGE, one was included in the DesignTECH exhibition and three received ENCORE nominations.