Drama students “Pushed to the Limit” for Arts Festival


Recently, the Carey Year 9 and 10 Drama students were blessed to have Pastor Tristan Lewis visit and share his testimony. The purpose of his visit was for the students to explore and re-tell Tristan’s story as part of their involvement in the ‘Youth-On-Health’ Arts Festival. This festival has been running for 20 years and encourages young people to explore themes related to mental, social and physical health, with this year’s theme ‘Pushed To The Limit’.

Ps Tristan grew up in a Christian home, but in his teens he began mixing with the wrong crowds, drinking alcohol and taking drugs to suppress the pain of being bullied. His life quickly started to spiral out of control and he ended up in prison, later attending the Teen Challenge Rehabilitation Centre.

Tristan gave his life to Christ six weeks after being arrested, realising he had reached rock bottom and needed to make a real change. Tristan shared with our students how he turned his life around through the grace of God.

‘Every decision you make has a consequence’ Tristan said. ‘Also listen to your conscience as it’s one of the greatest guides to life.’   

Tristan is now happily married and is a wonderful father to three children.  He is a Senior pastor, mentor, motivational speaker and has even met the Royal Family! With a strong passion for seeing young people step into all that God has for them, it was a real privilege for our Drama students to interact with Tristan here at Carey and to explore the retelling of his story through the arts.  The students will now use this story as inspiration when they participate in the festival at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre later this year.

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