Yanchep Secondary College dancers win multiple awards at Wakakirri festival.
YANCHEP Secondary College won multiple awards in its inaugural year in the Wakakirri performing arts event.
The event involved 235 schools and hundreds of primary and secondary students performing dance stories on August 7 and 8.
Yanchep’s dancers won the state award for Junko’s
Story, as well as awards for excellent group dance, excellent staging, excellent performance teamwork and best minimal use of sets, props and costumes.
“They demonstrated a considerable amount of resilience and were able to show what could be achieved with only seven sessions of practice,” teacher Sherree Gull said.
“The students are thrilled and proud of what they have achieved and worked so beautifully as a team helping each other out and supporting one another throughout the process.”
Junko’s Story is a true story about a 13-year-old schoolgirl living in Hiroshima during the 1945 bombing.
“This year we decided to focus on the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan during World War II,” Ms Gull said.
“We thought it was important to acknowledge their struggle.”
Yanchep Secondary College students performing at Wakakirri.