Wakakirri – Celebrating 21 years of stories
Does your school have a story to tell? Each year Wakakirri searches for the best stories created by Australian Primary schools.
Wakakirri is a national festival that celebrates learning via the creation and sharing of stories. To be in Wakakirri schools create stories using dance, song, film, art and writing to be performed, screened and displayed to audiences across Australia.
Wakakirri holds shows in capital cities and country towns where schools stories are shared with a live audience of family, friends, industry professionals and other school communities. Wakakirri also holds online events for schools in country and remote communities.
Each July and November, schools across Australia tune to Wakakirri TV to find out which school is to be crowned ‘story teller of the year’
Wakakirri aims to teach children about themselves and others through the creation and sharing of stories and by this process improve student’s educational outcomes, environmental and community awareness. Wakakirri helps teachers meet many of the National Curriculum outcomes.
Established in 1992, Wakakirri is now Australia’s largest annual arts event for primary schools involving over 20,000 students in every state and territory. Live performances and online stories reach over 1 million people each year.
Wakakirri runs two events; Wakakirri Story Dance – The original Wakakirri event from 1992 and still the most popular and Wakakirri Creative Arts Challenge – Schools film, sing, write or paint a story based on a theme. Wakakirri also has a special Outback program that aims to promote participation in Wakakirri by Indigenous schools.
Have you got a story to tell?
Wakakirri is produced by the Wakakirri Association Inc. a ‘not for profit’ association.