Our College Values Become Inspiration for Wakakirri Performance

5 August 2021

Throughout the year, 25 students across the College have been working with our Performing Arts teachers to choreograph a performance for the 2021 Wakakirri Story-Dance Competition which took place yesterday at the Perth Concert Hall.

A Wakakirri Story-Dance is a 3-7 minute performance by a group of students that tells a story using a combination of dancing, creative movement and acting to pre-recorded music.

The Aboriginal word Wakakirri means ‘to dance’ and each year schools across Australia perform Story-Dances for Wakakirri reflecting students’ thoughts, ideas and aspirations.

The Story-Dance our students put together is an interpretation of the Wizard of Oz that uses our college motto; Imagine, Believe, Inspire, Achieve as our inspiration. Our story communicates that as unique individuals, we all possess the tools necessary to allow us to imagine, believe, inspire and achieve regardless of what those tools may look like.

This project has allowed students to develop an appreciation for the Arts industry and explore 21st century skills such as collaboration, communication, creativity, and teamwork. These students have worked hard in preparation for this performance and have contributed to building a thriving Arts culture at Coastal Lakes College.

Students have had a lot of fun participating in the project Kassidy thought ‘”Creating our performance has been a fun and wacky experience” and Millie said “Wakakirri has been a chance to make new friends across the College” – Millie Penman 8.8

Students have done a wonderful job (we got special mentions for best team work and best lighting and call design) and have demonstrated our College values along the way – well done to everyone involved.

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