An excellent result in stage contest
It was an award-winning night for Ashburton College, going into the second evening of the 2013 Stage Challenge.
Not only did the 80-strong team take third place in the open division, they walked away with a swag of other awards - including a New Zealand Community Trust Award of Excellence for Stage Use, Southern Trust Award of Excellence for Drama, Mainland Foundation Award of excellence for Costuming Character and a Canon Award of excellence for Visual Enhancement.
Stage Challenge event manager Sarah-Jane Phillips said the energy in the CBS Arena on the night was phenomenal.
"It was really great to see so many people in the community coming together supporting youth creativity and arts," she said.
The eight-minute Ashburton College piece was based on the the changing perception of fear. The Christchurch Girls' and Boys' Combined High School act, and Burnside High School, were first and second respectively.