HISTORY and performance combine in a home-grown play about life that is about to be presented by Scotch Oakburn students.
Called One, Two, Three, Home, the play was written by college teachers Anne Riley and Georgie Todman and is directed by Todman.
There is a cast and crew of more than 85 students who deliver live music, dance and an original song.
Todman said the play talked about the importance of community and individuals having a solid foundation in their society, with the point driven home by a sweep through Australian history from the 1920s to 1990s.
In the play, a boy is given a seed, which he plants, and the production follows the growth of the boy and the plant over the decades.
``Our roots define us - our past and future are intrinsically linked,'' Todman said yesterday.
``It was a chance to have a history lesson as well as put on a show.
``If you do not understand where you come from, you will not understand where you are going.
``The nurturing of an individual and a country can be likened to the nurturing and tending of a tree.''
She said the play was a collaborative effort from students in years 6, 7 and 8 across many disciplines.
WHAT: One, Two, Three, Home.
WHEN: September 18 1.30pm, 7pm, September 19 7pm.
WHERE: Scotch Oakburn College, Horton Auditorium, 85 Penquite Road, Newstead.
COST: Students and concessions $10, adults $15. Book at www.soc.tas. edu.au.