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Year 8s put their hip hop talents on display

Confidence is the ability to develop self-belief and assurance within one’s surroundings. In this context, the Year 8 cohort have been participating in Hip Hop dance lessons in order to cultivate these principals with the aim of performing a collaborative dance in front of their peers.

Over the course of the term, students have been working with our amazing dance instructors, Becky and Josh, to practice and refine a specific performance, unique to each class. These routines were then presented at the annual 'Confidence Challenge' with one-year group taking the honours as the most hip of all Hip Hop classes.

Competition, and more importantly confidence, was of an outstanding level with all participants doing an incredible job whether from a dancing background or not. It was extremely rewarding to see the communication and commitment of all involved and it was evident that individual and collective benefit was experienced throughout. However, given the nature of competition, selecting on a winner was inevitable. After much deliberation and recalculation, the class that took out the coveted 2016 Hip Hop Class Challenge was 8.2, who now receive the traditional pizza party to thank and congratulate them on all their efforts. As the Year Level Coordinator, I have thoroughly enjoyed watching these recitals and more importantly, watching our students grow and become more self-assured throughout the process.

Given this opportunity, I would also like to thank and congratulate all the individual and group performers who volunteered on the day. These are the people who personify confidence and to be able to stand in front of their peers and sing, act or play an instrument is a testament to their character. In acknowledgement of these efforts, see below for the list of individuals who participated in the 2016 Confidence Challenge.

Sam FarrahTom White Woody HolmesAdam Naish
Alasdair Sergeant Graeme MacnairRaquelle Von-Stein Paul Bletchly
Naveen YappaMitchell Hall Tianna SpiteriOlivia Stennett
Laura JacksonChelsea JamesPoppy Steyger Alexis McKecknie
Sophia RoseEthan Strawbridge Jack Reid Owen Moule
Oliver Collins Sophie Bell James Bartlett Ben Hooper
Naomi SouthwellKristina NewtonClaire DewarEthan Dixon
Denham McDonnellLuca Brechbuhler

Eli Gilfedder
Year 8 Coordinator