Week 9 News

In this week’s news:

  • DanceFest 2019
  • Literary Lunch
  • Work Experience at the Department of Human Services
  • Tuggeranong Community Council Youth Survey
  • UC Design Competition

Dancefest 2019

On Thursday 12 September, 37 students from LTC’s Line 4 and 5 Dance classes once again took the stage at the Canberra Theatre as part of Ausdance’s annual Youth Dance Festival (DanceFest!).  2019 marks the 35th anniversary of Ausdance’s iconic event and this year’s theme was ‘Generation NEXT’.  Students were invited to explore ideas that were important to them in their future and share them with the audience through dance.

Line 4 explored youth mental health in a piece they titled “Falling, Floating, Flying”  – the isolation that struggling with mental health can bring and the experiences of those young people who are living it day to day.  With poignant music and movement, our dancers moved their teachers and the audience on the night to tears – expressing the despair that can be felt, and the joy that can be reached with love and assistance. The piece ended with hope and a celebration of our future adult selves.

In stark contrast, Line 5 opted for a more light-hearted  exploration of the next generation of holiday options. “Space Holiday” was a humorous depiction of what an organised holiday tour of space might look like. Whilst the piece was firmly rooted in the comically ridiculous, the reality of a space holiday is not so far-fetched, with paying guests potentially blasting off for a stay on the International Space Station as soon as next year.

Both pieces were terrific, and I am extremely proud of the passion that my dance students demonstrated as performers onstage and the support they provided to each other off stage.

As always, our LTC students were excellent ambassadors for our school and a pleasure to supervise.  They had a wonderful day celebrating the joy of performing and experiencing dance in a professional venue.

Thank you to staff members Georgia and Lori for coming along as seasoned DanceFest teachers, and a very big CONGRATULATIONS to our dedicated and wonderful Dance teacher, Jo for giving of her time, energy and talent to once again support our students in producing the excellent dance works that they do.

Videos of the performance can be purchased via https://www.sidestage.com.au/dancefest .

Professional photos will be made available to participating students soon.

We’re all looking forward to being part of DanceFest again in 2020!

Lori Korodaj (Teacher Librarian/DanceFest fan) and Jo Perry (Dance Teacher)

Literary Lunch

Once again, LTC Library is proud to host the annual Literary Lunch on Monday 28 October, 2019 (Monday Week 3, Term 4).  It is a showcase and celebration of the spoken and written word at LTC, and sees both staff and students perform and present.  Our guest author this year is Dr Robert Godfree, CSIRO, who will be sharing his insights on non-fiction writing.

We would love to hear from students who would like to share an excerpt of a story, recite their poetry, or even sing us a song!  RSVP to us in the LTC Library by the end of Week 1, Term 4.  We’d love to hear from you!

Please see the attached poster for more information.  We hope to see you there!

Your friendly LTC Library team

Work Experience at the Department of Human Services

As part of an ongoing collaboration between Lake Tuggeranong College and the Department of Human Services, students in Year 11 and Year 12 Games Programming completed a 16 week Work Experience Program. 

The students were tasked with developing a solution for the question How could the government deliver services effectively and efficiently for the ageing population?. The students, in an agile environment, developed solutions focusing on transport, mental health & socialisation for the elderly. The student experienced the project in a real-world method with the requirements changing mid-project, where they were now solving the problem imagining themselves in 2069. Using future-forward thinking, the students modified the solution so that they would be the elderly people using the proposed solution.

The students presented their solutions, including 3D simulations, to a panel of subject matter experts at DHS where they received detailed feedback on their proposed solutions.

The staff at DHS were extremely impressed with the work that the students had produced and were intrigued with their proposed solutions. The students defended their proposals from probing questions from the subject matter experts.”

Tuggeranong Community Council Youth Survey

The Tuggeranong Community Council’s Youth Engagement sub-committee has developed a survey to help us better determine what young people want for Tuggeranong.  We want to pass on their concerns to the relevant people and incorporate their ideas into possible future submissions to government. Question 1 of the survey refers to ‘improved water quality in Lake Tuggeranong’ – something close to our hearts.

LTC students are encouraged to take the short survey –  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3L9LLQY  

UC Design Competition

The Faculty of Arts and Design invites all ACT and NSW college students (Years 11 and 12) to enter our annual UC Design Competition. For the chance to win a $6,000 scholarship to go towards an Arts and Design degree at UC, submit your best creative work – this could be a school project or your own creative piece. Enter into one or more of the categories below and not only will you be in the running for this great scholarship, but you’ll also have the chance to win cash prizes for each category and our People’s Choice award.

If you’re a creative thinker, this competition is the perfect way to kickstart an exciting journey to your dream career.

The UC Design Competition is open for another 4 weeks and there are plenty of categories to submit towards, so any creative student will find one that applies to their passions.

Please see below information including links to the competition website.

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