Wakakirri success for Tullimbar, Mount Brown, Mount Warrigal and Gerringong public schools

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Four Illawarra school’s have shone during the Wollongong leg of the 2018 Wakakirri Story Dance Challenge.

A number of schools came together at the WIN Entertainment Centre recently to perform original Story Dance productions that reflect their students’ thoughts, ideas and aspirations.

Mount Warrigal Public School and Tullimbar Public School were nominated for the national Story of the Year Award.

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Courtesy of The Illawarra Mercury, August 27, 2018.

Wakakirri 2018: Horsham’s Holy Trinity Lutheran College to compete in state awards

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HORSHAM students will reflect on the experiences of the Stolen Generation children in a state performance challenge.

Holy Trinity Lutheran College’s secondary team is among nine Victorian finalists in the 2018 Wakakirri story dance competition.

Students have been working all year on their performance The Colour is Within.

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Courtesy of The Wimmera Mail-Times, August 24, 2018.

Yanchep Secondary College dancers win multiple awards at Wakakirri

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YANCHEP Secondary College won multiple awards for its inaugural year in the Wakakirri performing arts event.

…Yanchep’s dancers won the state award for ‘Junko’s Story’ as well as awards for excellent group dance, excellent staging, excellent performance teamwork and best minimal use of sets, props and costumes.

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Courtesy of the North Coast Times, August 22, 2018.

Wakakirri wonders share performance gift

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Students at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary Como-Oyster Bay have received a Spirit of Wakakirri award for a moving performance that chronicles the simple joys in a person’s life.

The Australia-wide competition gives students six minutes to tell a story through dance and is among the activities students at St Joseph’s look forward to taking part in once every two years.

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Courtesy of About Catholic Schools Magazine, August 16, 2018.

Sweet performance from talented students at MECC

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GROOVE is in the heart for school students who performed in the annual Wakakirri show at the MECC last night.

This year schools from around the region have contributed Story Dances including Mackay Christian College, Fitzgerald State School, Holy Spirit College, Marian State School, Moranbah East State School, Middlemount Community School, Teiri State School and Boyne Island State School.

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Courtesy of The Gatton, Lockyer and Brisbane Valley Star, August 7, 2018.

At Wakakirri, Murray Bridge South Primary School students will retell Thomas Foods fire story in dance

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An artistic retelling of the Thomas Foods fire will be presented by Murray Bridge South Primary School students at arts festival Wakakirri in Adelaide on Wednesday.

The 86 performers in Rise of the Phoenix performed their routine for younger students, staff and parents at the school on Friday afternoon, to a rousing reception.

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Courtesy of the Murray Valley Standard, August 10, 2018.

Dancing tells story of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch

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Defending Wakakirri champions, Traralgon College will return to Frankston next week to compete in the national dance competition.

Traralgon College Wakakirri coordinator Toni Callander said Wakakirri meant ‘story dance’ and the theme of the school’s performance this year would be the life of renowned Australian philanthropist Dame Elisabeth Murdoch.

“I was inspired by the statue [of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch] at the centre [where we compete] in Frankston,” she said.

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Courtesy of Latrobe Valley Express, August 9, 2018.

Medowie Public School Won The Best Indigenous Australian Story Award For ‘Believe’

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WAKAKIRRI’S 2018 performance season has kicked off in a spectacular fashion, with 235 schools and hundreds of Primary and Secondary school students taking to the stage at professional theatres across Australia to perform Story Dances that reflect their thoughts, ideas and aspirations through dance and drama.

…Medowie Public School won the Best Indigenous Australian Story Award for ‘Believe’, a coming of age story about a young Aboriginal woman.

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Courtesy of the Bay News of the Area, August 8, 2018.