Da Vinci masterpiece
STUDENTS at Sacred Heart Primary School in Thornlie are on cloud nine after their big win in the 2018 Wakakirri Story Dance Challenge.
The school took out the Best New School national title and placed fifth overall with an impressive and original performance about the life, work and flying machines of Italian inventor Leonardo da Vinci.
This year’s search for the Story of the Year, on the theme of ‘flying’, involved 240 schools hitting the stage at 40 events in theatres around the country.
Each participating school performed a three to seven-minute theatrical performance telling a story through the combination of dance, drama and creative movement to music.
Sacred Heart Primary’s performance displayed the life of da Vinci and his powers of observation, imagination and determination, showing his willingness to succeed and dream big.
Sacred Heart PS performing arts teacher Christina Vinci came up
“Part of the requirements was to use recycled materials in our set, so we used recycled timber from a company in the Hills and some canvas was donated from families.
“We had mums make the kids’ costumes and they also helped on the day with hair and make-up.”
Mrs Vinci said the students, aged from eight to 12 years, were newcomers to the competition but took it all in their stride.
“I am so proud of them; this is something they will remember for a long time,’’ Mrs Vinci said.
While it was a lot of hard work and commitment, Mrs Vinci said the school was already setting its sights on next year’s competition.
Sacred Heart Primary School impressed with their stunning performance about the life, work and flying machines of inventor Leonardo da Vinci in a story dance challenge.