And the winner is: Justine Clarke described Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School’s Wakakirri production as “pretty perfect”.It was second time lucky for Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School.
Stealing the spotlight: Go to parramattasun南京夜网419论坛 to watch the video of The Leap, a Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School production.
Eight months of hard work paid off when the school was announced as Wakakirrinational story of the year.
Behind the scenes: The Northmead cast left a lasting impression on Wakakirri judges Christopher Horsey (left) and Ian Knowles (far right). Pictures: WinkiPoP Media.
Actress Justine Clarke, who led the judging panel said it was a toughdecision.
“I was absolutely blown away by the high standard across the board from choreography andstorytelling to the dancing,” she said.
“I went with the one that moved me the most.”
It was Northmead’ssecondnational story of year nomination in just their second yearin Wakakirri.
The school also wonThe Reconciliation Australia Narragunnawali Story award and the cultural category.
“The kids were screaming with joy when we were announced as the national winner,” teacher Warren Flanagan told the Hills News.
“We didn’t expect to win but knew we had a good story to tell. The win means everything.It gives our school asense of community and shows the kids that they can achieve their ultimate best when they come together.”
Wakakirri announcement and winning performanceThe Leap wasset in regional North Queensland where a mysterious statue stands out the front of a hotel. Behind the hotel, a mountainous escarpment shadows over the valley with mystery, culture, history and a chilling connection to the statue that echoes throughout the valley, leaving the audience to wonder who she is.
“It’simportant to tell stories like this to teach students and the community about indigenous heritage, which should never be lost,” Mr Flanagan said.
“This heritage should always be remembered and respected.”
The production consisted of 89 dancers and 21 backstage crew, who had been preparing since February.
“The kids alreadywant to start planning for next year,” Mr Flanagan said
“Wakakirri is something that’s caught on fire. It’s created a sense of belonging, not just within grades but across the school. It’sone of the best things to happen here.”
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