Dante Sofra
Rod Quantock OAM

On June 20, our Year 9 and 10 music and drama students experienced Poetic License, a production performed at 45 Downstairs – a theatre space in Flinders Lane.

William Ruthven Secondary College student Dante Sofra plays a key role in the production.

He is a talented rapper, exhibits great dramatic skills and was quite at home on stage with some long-standing professionals including Rod Quantock OAM.

During the Q&A that followed the performance, our students asked some very pertinent questions around politics, performance motivations and the writing process.

After the show Dante mingled with his peers and introduced us to the other performers.

Mr Quantock chatted with WRSC students and they connected so well that he has offered to visit the college and contribute his experience to the Year 7 Inquiry climate change investigation.

We wrapped up our visit to the city with a quick visit to Federation Square – and our own starring role on the big screen there – before a train ride back to school gave us a chance to discuss how inspired we felt by the activities of the day, and how performance can bring about positive world change.