St Joseph’s named best new school
STUDENTS from St Joseph’s Primary School, Finley, were awarded ‘Best New School’ in the ‘Wakakirri ~ Story Dance LIVE!’ event held in Melbourne recently.
They won with their performance of ‘I love a sunburnt country’.
The school battled some serious hurdles to tell their story after the performers were struck down with a 24 hour bug and were forced to film their presentation in Finley.
Students Jess Knight and Lochie Robinson went on behalf of the school to submit the DVD, and watch the other performances at the Melbourne Convention Centre on August 24.
St Joseph’s principal Veronica Braybon said she is very proud of her students, who were determined not to give up.
She said the entry - ‘I love a sunburnt country' - tells the community's story of drought and despair.
The presentation follows the lives of three farming families whose children attend the local school in town.
The families must cope with drought and plagues of mice and locusts before rain brings hope back to their community.
Not to be outdone, the show will have a live audience locally.
On October 16, St Joseph’s is planning a midday presentation of the performance. The school will also host a picnic to thank community groups for their support.
A location is yet to be confirmed, but everyone is welcome.