Tilba students to stage 'Searching for Google' school play

The students and staff from Central Tilba Public School have been busy this term rehearsing their latest school production, entitled “Searching for Google”.

Written by local teacher Peter Markham, the play takes a light-hearted look at how computers can take over children's lives if not kept in check.

“Searching For Google” is about a young person named Google, and what happens when he suddenly gains a seemingly unlimited supply of bytes to use on his computer.

“We really rely pretty heavily on technology and every child has their own school computer that they use for everything,” Mr Markham said. “Every child in the primary class also has a tablet where they can learn about e-reading and even borrow e-books.”

In the play, Google the kid gets addicted to gaming, so his parents and even his friends are worried about him. Lord Terrabyte at his Byte Battalion HQ battles Team Pixel, but you will have to see the play to see who wins. 

Central Tilba Public School has sought to produce a major production involving every child every three years. Many will remember “The Rejectables” and “Imaginations”, which in the past played to packed houses in the Tilba halls and Narooma High School.

"The children have been enthusiastically rehearsing for the show," principal John Carter said last week.

“We have attempted to showcase many of the talents our school is renowned for - drama, band, singing and dancing. Every child is involved and our parents and local community has been assisting with the production of props and costumes.”

The talent of director Mr Markham, combined with music teacher Louise Hankinson and local dance teacher Bev Long, sets the scene for some wonderful performances.

Don't miss this great opportunity to see the talented children of our local small school at Central Tilba.

Performances are at Narooma High School on Wednesday, December 7 at 11am and 7pm, and Thursday, December 8 at 7pm.

Cost for tickets are adults $7,  school aged children $5, preschoolers free and are available now from Central Tilba School at 4473 7210 or at the door. Make sure you don't miss out!

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