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St Peter's Catholic School Receives Major Award in National Festival

31 October 2023 | Posted in #Indigenous Education; #Learning and Teaching

St Peter's Catholic School Receives Major Award in National Festival

St Peter's Catholic School has taken home a National Award for their performance 'Boomerang' as part of the 2023 National Wakakirri Story-Dance Festival.

Wakakirri is Australia’s largest performing arts event for schools with 200 taking part in 2023. Participating schools are inspired by the Wakakirri ethos ‘great stories inspire change’ to create and perform story-dances that reflect students’ thoughts, ideas and aspirations.

Wakakirri Festival Director Adam Loxley praised the outstanding performance and storytelling of schools this year, stating, "The standard this year was exceptional, so St Peter's Catholic
School should be very proud of their award." This acknowledgment reflects the high quality and creativity that St Peter's Catholic School brought to their participation in the Wakakirri festival.

St Peter's Catholic School’s performance was titled "Boomerang":
It is a fictional story based on an amalgamation of experiences, hopes and dreams shared by our students, Boomerang explores the importance of cultural identity and community in achieving
happiness and success in life.

The Wakakirri Ambassador Samuel McKeown described the performance as “A piece that explores culture, resilience and connection highlighted with clever editing, visuals and movement”.

The Wakakirri Story-Dance Festival is a national program that helps schools develop student engagement and wellbeing through participation in the performing arts. Schools participate by creating Story-Dances which they perform in live theatres in capital cities and selected regional areas around Australia. Schools in remote and regional areas can participate via Wakakirri Video. Over 180 schools took part in Wakakirri 2023.

Wakakirri’s sponsors include The Victorian Government, Reconciliation Australia, and the McCusker Charitable Foundation.

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