Wakakirri wins

Yanchep Sec­ondary Col­lege dancers win mul­ti­ple awards at Wakakirri fes­ti­val.

North Coast Times - - NEWS -

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.”

Pic­tures: Winkipop Me­dia

Yanchep Sec­ondary Col­lege stu­dents per­form­ing at Wakakirri.

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