Let's Get Ready to Rumble - Knock Out Bullying

Published Friday, 01 March 2013
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The Barbados Community College second year Theatre Arts students will be taking a stance against the social problem, bullying when they present a theatrical piece to three secondary schools in Barbados entitled “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble” directed by Theatre Arts Coordinator Yvonne Weekes.


Recent reports in the media have highlighted the growing incidence of bullying in both primary and secondary schools. Reports in the Nation Newspaper on Tuesday June 19, 2012 tells of a five-year-old child who experienced a broken arm after she fell as she attempted to escape beatings from a classmate and an accompanying “army”. International popular recording artist Robyn Rihanna Fenty publicly admitted that she was a victim of bullying whilst going to school in Barbados. This subject has raised awareness in Barbados and has been the inspiration of the local movie Chrissy.


The presentation will be particularly beneficial to teachers and students particularly the victims of bullying and the bullies themselves since it is designed to bring awareness to the problem of bullying; highlight the possible causes; showcase some of the effects; and provide some solutions.


The performances were presented at the St. Michael School, February 18th at 10am; The Coleridge & Parry’s Auditorium on Monday, February 25th at 11 am. The next performance will be at the Christ Church Foundation Auditorium, March 4th. This is the third year that Director Yvonne Weekes has taken the BCC students’ productions to secondary schools.


Let’s Get Ready to Rumble is also open to the public on 16th and 17th March at the Morning Side Performing Hall at the Barbados Community College at 7p.m.  It will be presented with a musical theatre production “Cinderella- Bajan Style” directed by classical singer and vocal tutor Mrs. Dionne Timothy. Admission will be $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.


For further information please contact student Production Assistant Alicia Edwards at 420-2628/ 268-6047 or email treliah@hotmail.com