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May Trips

Our May performing arts intensives culminated in performances at the Lockhart River Home and Community Care Centre, the TropiCOOL Festival in Carnarvon and the Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster in Kununurra.

Carnarvon girls perform at the TropiCOOL Festival Carnarvon girls perform at the TropiCOOL Festival

 

A happy coincidence saw our team arrive at Carnarvon airport at the same time as ex-Girls from Oz participant Alice Sambo. Alice was returning from Perth, having just participated in the National Indigenous Youth Parliament (NIYP), a program that offers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people the opportunity develop their own leadership skills and learn from Australian political leaders. She was also one of six students selected to attend the week-long NIYP program in Canberra at the end of May, and credits g-oz with “giving [her] the confidence to do something like that.”

The positivity continued throughout the week as the team prepared the Carnarvon girls for their performance at the TropiCOOL Festival. Stepping outside their comfort zone, the girls shared five fantastic performance pieces with an audience of over 200 people.

In Halls Creek, our participants shone during their performance at the Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster. Following a week of rehearsals, the girls travelled to Kununurra with the g-oz team and had a wonderful experience performing for more than 2000 people.

The senior students in Lockhart River approached their performing arts intensive week with a sense of teamwork and focus, working together to create their very own “mannequin challenge” video. At the end of the week, our Instructors lead a workshop and held a performance for staff from the Lockhart River Home and Community Care Centre, to celebrate their important role within the community.

We’ve had an action-packed May and can’t wait to return to Carnarvon, Halls Creek and Lockhart River in July!