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Young Student Masters Art of Speech

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Week 5, Term Four, 2019

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Congratulations to Abhilasha Sarmah (3R) on her outstanding achievement in her Trinity Guildhall of London Drama and Performance. Abhilasha was the youngest Somerset student to undertake an exam in 2018 and this year she received The Barbara Sisley Award, an award celebrating the outstanding achievements of students who have attained the highest results in Queensland.

Abhilasha was invited to attend a celebration at Queensland’s Parliament House to perform her pieces.

Barbara Sisley was a creative and dynamic actor, director, producer, and teacher of Speech and Drama; a founding member of the Art of Speech Association (now the Communication, Speech and Performance Teachers Inc), and a co-founder of the Brisbane Repertory Theatre (now known as La Boîte Theatre Company - the oldest theatre company in Queensland). She had an enormous influence on the development of theatre, actor training and the Speech and Drama teaching profession in Queensland.

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