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Established in 1992, Wakakirri is Australia's largest Performing Arts events for schools, involving over 20,000 students across every state and territory each year.

The aim of Wakakirri is to teach students about themselves and others through creating and sharing stories and by this process develop students' educational outcomes, lifestyle choices and community awareness. A great story can change the way people think about the world around them and Wakakirri gives schools the opportunity to do just that.

This year, for the first time ever, Boyne Island State school entered this event. Their story was 'The Last Tree in the City'. A story about a boy called Edward who is devastated when he finds his tree is gone. He does not have a special place anymore. After some sad reflections, Edward finds a way to make things better and soon the whole town follows along.

The teachers and students did a great job and ended up coming away with the following awards:

Performace Awards

  • Amazing moment
  • Storytelling
  • Impressive finale
  • Creative use of the signature item
  • Creative use of reusable materials
  • Most sustainable production

State Award

  • Best Environmental Story Award