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Brewarrina dancers wow the Schools Spectacular

Aaliyah Boney Coffey, Year 7, Taniqua Morris, Year 8 and Jessie-Maria Walsh, Year 10, from Brewarrina Central School, prepare to take the stage at the School Spectacular in its 40th anniversary year. Photo contributed

The 40th anniversary of the Schools Spectacular included three talented students from Brewarrina Central School.

Held in late November, more than 5,000 NSW public school students from hundreds of schools across New South Wales came together at Qudos Bank Arena for the 40th anniversary of the Schools Spectacular.

The Guinness World Record-winning event is billed as the world’s largest annual amateur variety show, featuring drama, dance, circus, and drumming routines.

Among the cast were Aaliyah Boney Coffey (Year 7), Taniqua Morris (Year 8) and Jessie-Maria Walsh (Year 10) from Brewarrina Central School. At this Connected Communities school, 97 per cent of the students are Aboriginal.

The girls showcased their culture as part of the Aboriginal dance ensemble alongside 50 other schools, performing a piece entitled ‘Brolga’ following rehearsals with tutors from the Bangarra Dance Theatre.

“It means a lot to me to be a part of something this big and for it to be something about our culture,” Jessie-Maria Walsh said.[…]

Read more in the printed edition of The Western Herald.

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