Kyle Walmsley (Australian Arts Council), Gemma Ellaway, Bob Pleash of Ergon Energy, Kayla Davis, Member for Keppel Paul Hoolihan, Angus Sinclair, Sarah McLeod (Australian Arts Council) and Clodagh Semple-Ashlin (seated) get tangled in “bills”.
Kyle Walmsley (Australian Arts Council), Gemma Ellaway, Bob Pleash of Ergon Energy, Kayla Davis, Member for Keppel Paul Hoolihan, Angus Sinclair, Sarah McLeod (Australian Arts Council) and Clodagh Semple-Ashlin (seated) get tangled in “bills”. Kathryn Greensill

Teens shown power costs

STUDENTS of Yeppoon State High School got a lesson in how to manage electricity bills yesterday.

The students saw a live performance of Unplugged, a joint production between Ergon Energy and The Queensland Arts Council (QAC).

With teenagers using more electrical devices such as smart phones, game consoles and music devices, Member for Keppel Paul Hoolihan said it was good for them to learn how to manage their use of electricity.

“In this day and age when the cost of living is on the forefront of most people’s minds, it is so important students understand the financial implications of using such energy-intensive devices,” Mr Hoolihan said.

Sarah McLeod and Kyle Walmsley from QAC are housemates in the performance that they believe will reach the students.

“It’s about wanting to go to a music festival, which is very expensive, but also wanting to live out of home and finding that the electricity bill is also very expensive,” Sarah said.

“We wanted to make a show that is accessible to teenagers.”

The show will visit the Rockhampton Girls Grammar School today and schools in Woorabinda and Emerald.



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