With the annual pilgrimage of young people to Airlie Beach now just weeks away, as the ‘Schoolies 2017’ count down kicks in, police are gearing up and want to take young people on an educative journey as well.
And they’ll be doing it in a fun way with a musical theatre show, called “Choices” especially designed to drive home key and important messages to audience about safety during the notorious ‘Schoolies’ period.
The performing team is heading off across the north to assist in educating Grade 12s how to stay safe during schoolies at Airlie Beach 2017.
Choices is funded by Whitsunday Regional Council and Sgt Nigel Dalton says the program is a must do for year 12’s.
“Recently awarded with the Australian Financial Review Higher Education award for Community Engagement, “Choices”, is a joint project between CQUniversity and Mackay Crime Prevention Unit and other supporting agencies.”
“Its unique musical theatre show that we’ll showcase at 28 high schools between Rockhampton and Townsville from the 23rd October 2017 until 3rd of November.”
The project is unique to this area and is not run further south because of the unique relationship with CQU and Crime Prevention Mackay.
If you wish to attend one of the Choices presentations, please RSVP the performance details to Kim MacKenzie by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 2 days prior to the performance of your choice.
A list of Charters Towers performances can be found below.
All Souls St Gabriels School & Columba Catholic College – Thursday 26th October, 10:00am
Blackheath & Thornburgh College – Thursday 26th October, 12:20pm