Marulan Public School performs dance with a message

DANCERS: (Left) Jessica Hassan, Charlotte Cooper, Callum White, Mitchell Bass and Zoe Peters.
DANCERS: (Left) Jessica Hassan, Charlotte Cooper, Callum White, Mitchell Bass and Zoe Peters.

Marulan Public School has performed in Australia’s largest story-dance festival.

The Wakakirri Story Dance competition involved about 20,000 schools across Australia each year.

Marulan Public School principal Marianne Powles said the school has a proud tradition of participation and success at Wakakirri over the last decade. 

“This year, Marulan Public School performed at Wollongong on Friday, August 18," she said.

“They performed an item about the impact of plastic bags on the environment.

“In their story, some urban ‘hip hop’ kids throw away their rubbish, starting a chain reaction impacting the wildlife in the bush and the ocean. 

“The students have loved developing the piece under the direction of Wakakirri veteran, teacher Penny Jago.”

The students won the Environmental Story Award.