Yanchep students win Wakakirri awards
Yanchep students win Wakakirri awards.Photo: . Pictures may be protected by copyright.
YANCHEP Secondary College students have shone in the Western Australian heat of the Wakakirri Story-Dance Challenge, Australia’s biggest performing arts event for primary and secondary schools.The students took home the Best Raising Awareness Story
YANCHEP Secondary College students have shonein the Western Australian heat of the Wakakirri Story-Dance Challenge,Australia’s biggest performing arts event for primary and secondary schools.The students took home the Best RaisingAwareness Story Award for their story-dance about the persisting use of childsoldiers in Uganda.It tells the story of how the armykidnapped 30,000 children and how this left thousands of formerly abductedchildren struggling to integrate back into their communities.The Yanchep students also won awards for well-rehearsedperformance, excellent performance teamwork, excellent theme/concept, excellentsoundtrack mix and excellent ensemble.Yanchep Secondary College was one of 20schools taking to the stage at Perth Concert Hall where Trinity College tookout top spot as the secondary winner for the state with a creative retelling ofthe battle of Gallipoli.The school is now in the running forWakakirri’s top national award, ‘Story of the Year’ – in their first year in theperforming arts event.Trinity also won the Best Minimalist StoryAward, which Wakakirri’s national panel called “a moving, poignant andcreatively told story enhanced by the use of spoken word”. Established in 1992, Wakakirri is anopportunity for students to share stories that express their thoughts, ideasand aspirations through the performing arts.This year Wakakirri’s National Panel ofindustry experts includes Emma Watkins (the yellow Wiggle), Andrew McFarlane,Justine Clarke, Alex Papps, and Caroline Kaspar.Wakakirri’s Story of the Year Award willbe announced on October 17 on Waka TV.Schools around the country will watch theannouncement live by tuning in online.You can read more about wakakirri atwakakirri.com/what-is-wakakirri/ . The post Yanchep students win Wakakirri awards appeared first on Yanchep News Online .