Singleton Primary kids in the running for Wakakirri crown

ARRAN MORTONSound Telegraph

It will be a singing and dancing extravaganza tonight when dozens of Singleton Primary School students battle it out for this year’s Wakakirri crown.

The youngsters will go head to head with students from around the State as part of the primary school story dance challenge, which celebrates its 21st birthday this year.

Deputy principal Nicky Tucker said more than 100 people had been involved in preparing the eight-minute piece, which tells the story of Year 7 student Cameron Fleming’s previous encounter with the Wakakirri Festival.

“When Cameron was in Year 3, he took part in Wakakirri ... he said it was the best night of his life,” she said.

“We decided to ... put together a dance-story about our involvement in the festival.

“More than 100 people have been involved in the production, including parents and members of the community.

“All of the costumes have been made from recyclable materials, thanks to our costume and prop co-ordinator Rosie Chalken, and the children have been learning about sustainability.”

Mrs Tucker said Cameron, 13, would play a pivotal role in the show, explaining to audiences at Subiaco’s Regal Theatre what the story is all about.

“The theme of this year’s Wakakirri is ‘celebrate’, and we wanted to celebrate Cameron’s experiences,” Mrs Tucker said.

“We have entered the challenge for the past six years and have made the final a few times before, but never came first — hopefully this will be our year.”

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