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James Hargest College junior pupils perform their communication-themed piece on stage at Showquest at the Civic Theatre on Tuesday night.

PRIMARY and secondary schools from Southland, Otago and Central Otago participated in Showquest at the Civic Theatre, Invercargill on Tuesday night.

Showquest, formerly known as, Stage Challenge and JRock, is a new performing arts platform for schools for Year 1 to 13 pupils, showcasing music, drama and dance staged by Rockquest Promotions with support from the Ministry of Education.

Logan Park High School, of Dunedin, won the heat and will represent the region in the national final in September. Second went to Te Anau’s Fiordland College and Invercargill’s James Hargest College senior campus came third.

Images from Invercargill’s Showquest.  Photos: Petrina Wright and Janette Gellatly

Showquest event crew members Whitney Pau (back, left), Lucy Wymer and Ethan Downey-Parish backstage.
Brown’s Hillside Primary School pupil Jessica Martin (9) gets ready for her performance.
James Hargest College junior campus pupils backstage Maddison Schultz (11, left), Abbey Glover (12), Kaitlyn Wheal (13) and Isla Reynolds (12).
Otatara School pupils waiting for their time to perform.
Bathgate Park School pupils, from Dunedin, perform their entry, Protecting the Pacific Ocean.
Wakatipu High School pupils, from Queenstown, perform their entry, Technology in Today’s Society.
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