In the beginning of the 3rd term, ten students were selected from grade 9 to participate in a drama competition which
had been held at the Port Moresby Arts theatre. Schools that participated included Paradise High School,
Marianville, Dela Salle, Jubillee and many other secondary schools in Port Moresby. Paradise High Schools students
were accompanied by their English teacher Mr. Begench. During the first two weeks of the term, the students were
coached and taught about acting, stage setting etc. They witnessed presentations by different NGO’s to help them
come up with ideas about their own play based on the different issues in the society.
In the sixth week of the third term, all schools presented their plays at the Port Moresby Arts Theatre. The group
from our school had the group name Zvedzy Kraya, and their play was titled “ Jinger’s story”. It’s all about a
homosexual who was a victim of bullying. So far they did a good presentation and are still awaiting for the results of

the competition.
By Therese Pomat-9O