7 December, 2022
Creating magic at Schools Spectacular
‘Creating the magic’ at this year’s Schools Spectacular, 12 Gulargambone Central School students took to the stage late last month.
Held at Qudos Bank Arena, the students joined 4700
other students from across NSW in four huge shows.
This year’s event theme was ‘Creating the Magic’,
and the students did just that.
The group consisted of Ella and Bailey Wykes, Tully
Andrews, Jaylem, Levi, Peter and Cooper Peters, Jack
and Riley Warrington, Connor Smith, Shakira Hammond,
and Maddie McEwen.
Gulargambone’s segment was titled ‘Miminga’, and
they performed a dance piece choreographed by the
Bangarra Dance Theatre.
They were required to learn the segment piece and
the finale online prior to show week, and then met the
choreographers and other students in the group a few
Rehearsals ran for three days at the Fairfield RSL,
before the team travelled to Qudos Bank Arena at
Homebush for the dress rehearsal and shows.
Gulargambone performed in an ensemble dance
segment with students from the Bangarra Rekindling
Youth Program and 184 other students from NSW
“The Schools Spectacular truly is a world class
production which is incredible because the majority of
the cast and crew are school students,” said proud teacher
“It brings together students from a wide range of
communities across NSW. This is an incredible opportunity
for rural students to meet and interact with other
students from diverse backgrounds.”
Being a part of the Schools Spectacular builds students’
self-esteem and confidence, while developing
their dance and performance skills.
“It was wonderful to watch our students work as part of a team, creating a magical performance and forging lifelong friendships. The buzz of the students while they were waiting backstage was electrifying and when they finished their performances, the smiles on their faces and their energy was incredible. A wonderful moment to witness and be a part of. It’s an unforgettable experience,” said Ms Ryan.