A KNACK FOR TELLING STORIES
STORYTELLING has been practised in Australia for millennia and the Wakakirri event is continuing the tradition, with Hassall Grove Public School doing so well it has just booked a place in the state finals.
Fresh from their win at Parramatta’s Riverside Theatres, the 65 students are preparing for their finals appearance at the State Sports Centre in Homebush.
Skye Lang, who has been teaching pupils in Wakakirri for many years, said she was immensely proud of the Years 3-6 students. “I’m so excited because they have given their all,” she said.
Hassall Grove adapted a Peter H Reynolds story,
The Dot, about a girl who thinks she cannot draw but eventually realises she has talent.
“For some … it really was a chance to step out from the shadows,” Ms Lang said. “And they got the chance to do something they’d never done before.”
Lacey Memberson and Alyssa Milojevic. Picture: David Swift