Drama students support Bear Cottage


On Monday November 18, six principal members of the cast of Knox’s production of Peter Pan visited  Bear Cottage (a palliative care hospice for children with cancer) to meet  some of the young residents and their families and also to present a cheque for $1,000 dollars from the ticket sales.

Oscar Bruck, Lachlan Hebron,  Tyler Murray, Sam Ritchens, Jack Robson and Matt Stafford from Knox and Thomasina Buchner from Pymble Ladies’ College travelled through torrential rain to entertain the children with songs, theatre games and especially the fabulous work of Year 7 student and expert magician Tyler Murray.

The Peter Pan cast members were humbled and inspired by the courage of the children and their families. The Bear Cottage Manager, Mr Matthew Seidl, spoke with affection and respect for Hamish Martyr, a Knox student who passed away in 2012 who was greatly supported by Bear Cottage.  It was in his name that the cast presented the donation to this unique hospice that provides extraordinary support for many families.

Mr Michael Griffiths, Head of Drama