St Joseph’s named best new school

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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.

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