Warwick East State School energy police (from left) Julia Walker, Jesse Arnold and Grace Brennan.
Warwick East State School energy police (from left) Julia Walker, Jesse Arnold and Grace Brennan.

Screen star judges talent

FORMER Home and Away star Sam Atwell takes time out of his busy schedule to judge the song and short film competitions.

“I’M quite nervous about it” were former Home and Away actor-turned-director Sam Atwell’s first words when asked about the trying task of judging the song and short film competitions for the primary school students, part of Landcare’s Energy Saving Day.

Atwell said he was looking for enthusiasm and talent in the winner.

“I think it’s really important and fantastic to see people so young getting into it and being aware,” Atwell said.

Atwell, who is directing a play called Cosi at Toowoomba, came to Warwick for the day to judge the competitions.

But this is not his first time in the Rose City.

“It’s lovely. I’ve been here before, my grandpa grew up here,” he said.

Warwick East State School energy police Julia Walker, Grace Brennan and Jesse Arnold said they were excited about singing and meeting Atwell.

Jesse said it took about a week and a half to write the song followed by four days of singing practice to perfect the performance.

Landcare co-ordinator Catherine Potter said four classes of students undertook a four week low carbon diet program.

“They try to change their everyday actions to reduce their carbon emissions,” she said.

“Part of being a participant in this is to come up with a song per class.”

The winners will be revealed today at Energy Saving Day, which takes place from 10am to 2pm at the Warwick Town Hall.

Activities at the event include free sample bags, a light bulb exchange program, face painting and 17 stall-holders.



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