A KNACK FOR TELLING STO­RIES

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

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

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