Knox Grammar School
Originally published in the Sydney Morning Herald, 26 August 2018
Callum Macgown, 11, is something of a Renaissance boy.
He writes, paints, dances (contemporary lyrical), plays instruments (saxophone, bagpipes, teaching himself piano), acts (stage and screen) and loves sport (AFL, horse riding).
But he doesn't just dabble. Last Friday, he won his third gold award in the NSW Education Standards Authority's Write On competition. Last year, he reached the finals in the Young Archies art awards.
This year, he is a finalist in the Northern Beaches Art Prize. And on Wednesday, he has a callback for a part in a new feature film. "He loves it all," said his mother, Clare Macgown. "He's at that lovely time of life where everything is possible, and why not?"
For his 11th birthday in June, Callum, who is in year five at Knox Grammar Prep, wanted two things; an acting agent, and a ticket to the Sydney Dance Company's performance of Ab Intra, a dance exploring 'intense human existence'.
11 November 2022
Today, students across our campuses commemorated Remembrance Day, recognising the men and women who have served in the armed forces, including many Old Boys who lost their lives in service. David Coates, who was one of the Old Boys honoured today, said he felt truly appreciated and proud while being impressed by the student Bugler and Piper. Lest We Forget.
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