On Saturday, we were delighted to welcome students and staff from Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS) to a matinee performance of Jesus Christ Superstar.
The power of theatre combined with outstanding performances by Ivanhoe Grammar School students enthralled the MITS group, with one of the students commenting 'I'd like to come to this school.' The group were particularly impressed that the cast included Year 7 students.
After the show, the MITS group took a backstage tour where they tried on the costumes and took photos on stage with the cast, topping off a rich and rewarding theatrical experience.
We look forward to inviting MITS to join us at more Ivanhoe Grammar School activities.
Each year, 22 Indigenous boys and girls (around Year Seven age) come to live at the MITS campus in The Vaucluse, Richmond. Each day they to go school inside the Richmond Football Club, where they study an intensive curriculum focussed on numeracy and literacy. MITS provides a warm home-style environment that celebrates culture and understands the challenges of transitioning from remote community to big city.