Kids win big with short performance

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Top talents: Students from Frankston Heights Primary School have had success at the Wakakirri performance awards. Picture: Supplied

FRANKSTON Heights Primary School was named among the Victorian winners of the 2018 Wakakirri Story Dance performance award.

Ten finalist primary schools from around the state were invited to perform short performances telling a story through a combination of dance, drama and creative movement at the Palais Theatre in St Kilda on Wednesday 12 September.

The school is now in the running for Wakakirri’s national Story of the Year Award. Wakakirri’s judges, actors Andrew McFarlane and Christopher Horsey, commended the schools for their “strong storytelling, dance ability and dramatic action”.

Frankston Heights Primary’s Story Dance production honoured the sacrifices of Australian soldiers who fought in the Battle of Gallipoli during World War One. Their performance also won the school the Best Australian History Story Award.

The overall winner of Wakakirri’s Story of the Year Award will be announced on their YouTube channel on 17 October 17.

Registrations open in October for the 2019 competition. See wakakirri.com for dates and registration information.

First published in the Frankston Times – 24 September 2018

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