Wakakirri 2017 has been a brilliant eight-week show season with almost 250 schools shaking and grooving their hearts out to be in the running for the National Story of the Year Award. Recurring themes were homelessness, cyber bullying, the environment, technology and friendship.
Thousands of young students have danced across the stage, and hundreds of teachers and parents have supported behind the scenes in making incredible Story Dances culminating in performing for an audience of over 20,000 people.
The heart of what makes Wakakirri such a special and valuable experience are the stories. With the world not always making sense, giving students an opportunity to tell their own stories in a meaningful and creative way outside of a traditional classroom setting is a powerful, educational and social tool.
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Courtesy of Education Today – 21st September, 2017