International Secondary School in Suva debuted its fifth ever drama and musical production at the school earlier this week.
The production which is called the ‘The Adventurous Pirates of the Caribbean' was organised by the students themselves.
Loosely based on the Pirates of the Caribbean movie, students put on an impressive show which captivated the audience that turned up for the premier.
The plot is also based on the search for the fountain of youth and the protagonist is also called Captain Jack Sparrow while the antagonists are named after his two rivals, Captain Black Beard and Captain Hector Barbossa.
The production was directed by Navitalai Waqa Voutu who is a senior student at the school.
ISS principal Doctor Anna Marsden says the teachers only provided the mentoring role but it was a complete students‘ effort.
"The students led all aspects of production from the costume design, music, stage props. They did everything," Dr Marsden says.
She says this is part of the senior students' curriculum but for junior students who participated, it's optional.
"The school does really encourage the arts. I like to think that International would like to be at the forefront of it and this production brings all our music, drama and visual art students together," Dr Marsden says.
She adds that the arts is one form of profession that has really helped many students become successful in life.
"Considering the increasingly difficult economic times in the world, the arts has become a profession which allows many students to successfully carry this into their adult life," Dr Marsden says.