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Victoria Minister for Youth Affairs Ryan Smith

Congratulations Rock Eisteddfod Winners!

Victor P Taffa

Minister for Youth Affairs Ryan Smith congratulated Brunswick Secondary College when he announced the winning school of the premier division at the 2011 Victorian Rock Eisteddfod final at Hisense Area.

Entitled Submerged, Brunswick Secondary College’s performance delivered an eight minute dance and drama extravaganza.

“Congratulations Brunswick Secondary College on a truly outstanding performance. You clearly demonstrated the exceptional talent young Victorians are capable of through your commitment to dance and creativity.” Mr. Smith said.

“The Victorian Coalition Government has provided $200,000 for the 2011 Rock Eisteddfod to return to Victoria this year as part of our $800,000 commitment to ensure students can participate in the event over the next four years.”

Winners of the Victorian Government’s Health, Life Skills and Creative Thinking award, Traralgon College, also received the Mr. Smith’s congratulations.

Mr. Smith acknowledged and thanked the Rock Eisteddfod Challenge Foundation on hosting a highly successful event involving over 5,000 students from across the state, all of whom had the time of their life.

“The Rock Eisteddfod generates unprecedented enthusiasm for young Victorians’ involvement in the arts. It also provides an opportunity to be involved in meaningful activities where young people can learn new skills and have fun.”

“I congratulate every young person participating in the Rock Eisteddfod be it on stage or backstage. It is my hope the leadership, problem-solving and communication skills developed though participating in the Rock Eisteddfod Challenge will assist in their education as well as future employment opportunities.” Mr. Smith said.

The Rock Eisteddfod Challenge will be broadcast on Channel 9 in November 2011 where national finalists and winners will also be announced.

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