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AMEB Music Exams 2020

AMEB students: Ellah Bowmaker, Megan Hain, Clover Hippisley, Declan Eshman Alex McWhirter, Sam Bowman and Riley Fleming

Seven Music students who are currently having Skype lessons with Mark Walton entered the AMEB Music Exams this year. Due to Covid, students entered the online AMEB Video Repertoire Exams as they were unable to complete face-to-face exams. All the exams were recorded in the school hall and uploaded for assessment. The students who participated were: Alex McWhirter (Grade 3 Trumpet), Clover Hippisley (Grade 3 Clarinet), Ellah Bowmaker and Megan Hain (Grade 2 Clarinet), Riley Fleming (Grade 2 Saxophone), Sam Bowman (Grade 1 Saxophone) and Declan Eshman (Grade 4 Saxphone). All of these students passed their exams and achieved some impressive results! They should all be commended for their hard work, dedication and excellent results! Another HUGE thank you goes to Mark Walton for his fantastic work with our students and for inspiring our musicians.
Aimee Rossler

Open Girls’ Cricket

After a long year with limited sporting opportunities for our students a welcome change has arrived in Term 4 with the Open Girls Cricket Team hosting Wee Waa at home for the first round of the North-West Knockout. For many of the girls this was their first cricket match and they committed themselves admirably to the task at training, learning the technique and laws of the game.
Wee Waa won the toss and chose to field. Coonabarabran performed well with the bat finishing their 25 overs on 8/86, of particular note was Claudia Eastburn’s top score of 20 with numerous 4’s and Alirah Watton’s long stint occupying the crease for most of the innings with a solid defensive technique and steady accumulation of runs.
Having set Wee Waa a solid target of 87 the girls started well with the ball taking several quick wickets through some excellent catching from Madison Heywood, Rose Watton and Eliza Walker. Tight bowling saw the team control the innings from the start Claudia Eastburn taking 3 wickets in her four overs of pace, supported by the rest of the bowling unit of Madison Heywood, Kada Hutt, Taylah Dawson and Alirah Watton, eventually dismissing Wee Waa for 49 runs in the 23rd over.
Coonabarabran will now go on to face the winner of the match between Narrabri and Warialda. Watch this space!
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