Students shining in Wakakirri showcase

SECONDARY students across the greater Sydney region have shined in local heats of the Wakakirri Story-Dance Challenge, Australia’s biggest performing arts event for primary and secondary schools, with East Hills Boys High School (Best Environmental Story Award) and East Hills Girls Technology High School (Best Mental Health Story Award) named regional winners among five others.

More than 280 schools and 20,000 students across the country are performing in Wakakirri this year, with regional winners taking to the stage again at the Sydney Secondary Awards Night at NIDA in September.
One of these schools will be nominated for Wakakirri’s coveted top national award, ‘Story of the Year’. Established in 1992, Wakakirri is an opportunity for primary and secondary students to share stories that express their thoughts, ideas and aspirations.
Every school develops an original story-dance, a 3-7 minute production telling a story through dance and drama.
This year a quarter of all schools have chosen to share stories about the environment, with others sharing stories centred around mental health, technology and uniquely Australian
Other local schools to win awards, included Greenacre Baptist Christian Community School which won Excellent performance teamwork, Excellent group acting, Amazing moment, Well-Rehearsed performance, Excellent construction and clarity; Mount St Joseph Milperra winning for Well-Rehearsed performance, Excellent ensemble, Excellent set movement and staging, Best direction: Combination of dancing and acting, Excellent theme/concept; and Bass High School winning Excellent group dance, Excellent group acting, Excellent performance teamwork, Amazing projection and Excellent soundtrack mix awards.
For more info, visit wakakirri.com.