WHEN Morisset High School students took to the stage at the Rock Eisteddfod Challenge in Sydney on Thursday night, they just wanted acceptance.
The judges offered more than that, however, awarding the school a gong for excellence in set, design and function.
More than 100 Morisset students from years 7 to 12 were involved in the performance, which they called Acceptance?
Teacher Carly Ford said the piece explored a range of issues, including bullying, conformity, and self-acceptance.
"We used a lot of symbolism and the use of the colour red to signify danger and non-acceptance," Ms Ford said.
The performance involved elements of drama, dance, sets and costumes to convey their message, and was the culmination of months of work.
"We've been working on this since the start of the school year," Ms Ford said.
The students paid tribute to art teacher Jason Burgess for his creative input, and thanked their parents and the school for their support. Morisset High has participated in the eisteddfod for 20 years.
Ms Ford said students were already asking what they could do next year.