Vincentia High School’s Wakakirri success

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Students at Vincentia High School came up with an award-winning way to highlight the region’s homelessness issue.

The group of talented students, in their section, were announced the Shoalhaven regional winners of the Wakakirri Story Dance Challenge.

The theme of their performance was homelessness and their efforts stunned the judges at performance night held recently at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre.

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Courtesy of the South Coast Register, September 9, 2018.

Kiama Public School students claim four awards at Wakakirri

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Kiama Public School Wakakirri coordinator/teacher Georgia Sellars, said the students performed with energy and enthusiasm.

“They looked amazing in their make-up and costumes and really shone on stage,” she said.

“There was a mix of excitement and nerves before they took to the stage, but once they got out on the stage in front of their family and friends, they put on an amazing performance. When they came off stage, they were buzzing with excitement!”

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Courtesy of Kiama Independent, September 7, 2018.

‘Let them live with us’: Canberra students turn pain into understanding

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Torrens Primary has channelled the hardships faced by refugees and asylum seekers into a performance aimed at promoting a broader understanding of the issue.

Their seven minute story dance, Seeking Freedom, was awarded Best Raising Awareness Story at recent performing arts competition Wakakirri.

The school’s performance followed a refugee, played by Catherine, as she left her homeland in search of a safer future.

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Courtesy of the Canberra Times, September 2, 2018.

Katoomba High School’s dynamos of dance and drama

The school is one of six finalists to perform at the Sydney Secondary Awards Night on September 10 at NIDA Theatres. The six schools are all in the running for the coveted national Story of the Year Award, decided by Wakakirri’s national panel.

Year 11 student Lauren Hastie directed Katoomba High’s 2017 production of Lord of the Flies, and helped create the latest retelling, which focused on drama and dance rather than dialogue.

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Courtesy of the Blue Mountains Gazette, August 31, 2018.

Wakakirri performance proves South School kids can achieve greatness

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A dramatisation of the Thomas Foods fire has reduced audiences to tears at Adelaide Entertainment Centre.

Murray Bridge South Primary School students performed a six-and-a-half-minute version of the story last Wednesday night as part of Wakakirri, a performing arts event.

Principal Stuart Kitto said the children’s performance was amazing.

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Courtesy of the Murray Valley Standard, August 29, 2018.

Students tell stories through dance at Wakakirri festival

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Marsden State Primary School drama teacher Michael Duncan was in charge of his school’s Wakakirri performance, “This is Africa”.

He said it was an honor to help the students prepare for the festival.

“It’s heartwarming to see the effort and passion the kids put into their performances each year,” Mr Duncan said.

“It’s really a highlight in my career to be a part of it all.”

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Courtesy of The Source News, August 28, 2018.


Gerringong students win regional award at Wakakirri dance challenge

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Wakakirri’s 2018 performance season is in full swing, with 235 schools and thousands of 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.

Last week in Wollongong schools from around the region performed at the WIN Entertainment Centre.

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Courtesy of the Kiama Independent, August 27, 2018.