Mount Isa School of the Air students 'get a kick out of' Apex Rock Pop Mime

GROUP PERFORMERS: The Mount Isa School of the Air performers in last year's Apex Rock Pop Mime. They had reimagined fairy tales but this year they focus on a science fair. Photo: Chris Burns.
GROUP PERFORMERS: The Mount Isa School of the Air performers in last year's Apex Rock Pop Mime. They had reimagined fairy tales but this year they focus on a science fair. Photo: Chris Burns.

ALMOST 35 School of the Air students are cramming in three days of practice together before Apex’s Rock, Pop, Mime Show. 

Principal Tim Moes said students from Years 4 to 6 and their families have travelled up to 600 kilometres to perform in the show held at Tony White Oval on Friday night. 

Their routine is set to the theme ‘science fair.’ 

Until this week the students and teachers have organised their performance by collaborating on radio. “We try to keep it reasonably simple in terms of props,” Mr Moes said. 

“We do the backdrops with staff here. If special things need to be made we put it to the kids and family and kids do their makeup and costuming.” 

Mr Moes believed that the School of the Air students benefit the most from the annual show. 

“The students are having to negotiate and work together. Our kids don’t get an audience that often. 

“We do not have parades and assemblies and concerts during the year so for our kids this is their one chance to perform. They really do get a kick out of it.” 

Schools from Winton, Richmond, Cloncurry and Mount Isa compete in the Rock, Pop, Mime. 

Good Shepherd Catholic College's Year 11 and 12 group practice at Tony White Oval on Tuesday. Photo: Good Shepherd Catholic College.

Good Shepherd Catholic College's Year 11 and 12 group practice at Tony White Oval on Tuesday. Photo: Good Shepherd Catholic College.

Good Shepherd Catholic College students practised on the stage at Tony White Oval on Tuesday. The Year 11 and 12 group had created their own performance. 

Drama teacher Anna Telford said the students put together their music, choreography and costume