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Wrapping Up Wakakirri 2019

With Muffin Man Attending the Final Performances

Muffin Break was proud to serve their community for a second year, supporting the Wakakirri Donation Program. Wakakirri’s storytelling competition through dance saw over 20,000 students participate in 2019 from 280 primary and secondary schools!

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Each school that participates in Wakakirri, creates an original 3-7 minute story-dance production. These productions bring to the stage topics that affect the lives of the youths who perform to include climate change, mental health, technology and other uniquely Australian issues.

The quality of the productions we saw were incredible. The students seemed to work tirelessly with their teachers and stage crew to pull together these performances. These issues featured on stage are a great way to story tell through their passion for dance. They portrayed their stories with great emotion that we could feel and connect with.

Natalie Brennan, General Manager of Muffin Break

Kingswood high school success

One the schools we were able to support through the Wakakirri Donation Program, Kingswood High School in Western Sydney, made great progress in this competition.

The school’s story focused on the 7 Deadly Sins, “Only when the last tree has been cut down, the last fish has been caught, and the last stream poisoned, will we realise we cannot eat money.”

Kingswood High School were recognised for their great efforts, receiving awards for:

  • Excellent performance teamwork
  • Amazing visual effects
  • Excellent theme/concept
  • Amazing projection
  • Excellent soundtrack mix

Wakakirri’s ‘Story of the Year’ Winner

muffin-man-wakakirri-finalsAfter Muffin Man’s red carpet appearance at the finals across Australia, one of these schools will be nominated for Wakakirri’s coveted top national award, ‘Story of the Year’. Stay tuned here for the announcement of the overall winner on 17th October.

Congratulations to all primary and secondary schools that participated in 2019 and we are excited to see even greater performances on stage in 2020!