First Yanchep Secondary College dance team enters Wakakirri

Yanchep Secondary College's dance troupe. Picture: Martin Kennealey d485370
Yanchep Secondary College's dance troupe. Picture: Martin Kennealey d485370

YANCHEP Secondary College is entering Australia’s largest performing arts event for schools, Wakakirri, next week.

Teacher Sherree Gull said it was the school’s first Wakakirri performance following its opening earlier this year.

“The students are extremely excited to be competing for the first time and I’m so proud of what my students have achieved,” she said.

“I have always tried to use story dance items to allow my students to work cross-curricular, so this year we decided to focus on the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan during World War II.

“The two atomic bombs dropped on Japan put an end to the war, but they caused overwhelming devastation, the like of which had never been seen before. Standing amidst the ruins, the realisation of the importance of peace came to us.

“We told this story to demonstrate that many devastating events can happen throughout your life, and through this we have to persevere and be resilient.

“It is our responsibility to teach children to respect all human life, value nature and that their consequences of their choices today can affect the lives of other’s tomorrow.”

Wakakirri performances will take place at the Regal Theatre in Subiaco on August 7 and 8. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketek.