Last week, Mrs Anne Jones and I took Yr 9 and senior Drama students to see Bell Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice at the Canberra Theatre. Students loved that the actors could bring this ‘comedy’ to life on stage while still presenting the debilitating consequences of racism in an intensely powerful way.

Also, I got to catch up with an old uni friend, Mitchell Butel, who played the deeply moving lead role of Shylock!