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College dangles carrot

Thursday, 25th July, 2013

A student shows off her handiwork in stage make-up at yesterday’s class. A student shows off her handiwork in stage make-up at yesterday’s class.

By Emily Roberts

Robinson College is running life skills courses to encourage students to stay in school.

Tutor Donna Sullivan is working with girl students from Year 9 at Broken Hill High School.

“I am teaching them nail application, make-up - theatrical and everyday - as well as prom make up,” Mrs Sullivan said.

“We’ve done a few sessions on special 3D effects. This is all an introduction into the beauty industry.

“Hopefully, the girls will be able to follow through in different avenues and carry it on further.”

Mrs Sullivan said the students meet with her twice a week for the classes.

“We are looking to keep students interested in education by using different mediums. This class is more hands-on,” she said.

“A lot of the girls weren’t interested in their schooling. But part of the deal, is that they have to attend school or they can’t come out to do make-up classes.”

She said that yesterday they focussed on theatrical 3D make-up.

“The girls absolutely loved it, they’re really great. I get about eight to twelve each class.”

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