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Young Performer Hits the Right Note at Parliament

Toowoomba Grammar School Year 8 student, Ruben Fitton has hit the right note at Parliament House where he was presented with the Barbara Sisley Award for Speech and Drama.

The 13-year-old has been studying speech and drama for seven years and is involved in TGS’ Senior Choir, Grammarphones, TiGAA (drama program), Senior String Ensemble and various school productions.

Ruben received a High Distinction (A+) at the Australian Music Examination Board Grade 2 Drama and Performance exam at the end of last year. As a result of his outstanding exam performance, he received a Barbara Sisley Award at the 2019 Communication Speech and Performance Teachers’ (CSPT) Inc. awards ceremony, held at Parliament House in Brisbane, where he also had the honour of performing at the ceremony.

Ruben studies opera singing and participates in the Queensland Conservatorium’s Youth Programs and the Con’s Young Vocal Ensemble. He performed with the prestigious Gondwana National Choral School in Sydney for the past two years and has just been offered a place in the Concert Choir for Young Queensland Conservatorium as a result of his efforts in their Vocal Ensemble group.

His talents don’t stop there, Ruben has also had a story published. He participated in the ‘Child Writes’ program in 2017 which resulted in his story, ‘Flying Eagle’ being recognised nationally through publication.