Students Raise Awareness of Cage Eggs through Story Dance
We’re so inspired by this recent story, and we’re sure you’ll be too!
Year 5 students from Saint Gregory’s Primary School in Queanbeyan NSW participated in the 2015 Wakakirri performing arts event by raising awareness about cage eggs!
The incredible group of young Aussie change-makers organised a story dance aimed at encouraging shoppers in their hometown to avoid buying cage eggs.
The students went on to win Best Raising Awareness Story for the ACT region in the nationwide event.
“We are hoping we will raise awareness in our town and hopefully change at least one person’s mind about what type of eggs they buy.” – Kristy Poole, teacher
Established in 1992, Wakakirri is Australia’s largest performing arts event 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. Wakakirri states on its website, “A great story can change the way people think about the world around them and Wakakirri gives schools the opportunity to do just that.”
We’re so proud of the students from Saint Gregory’s Primary School and wish to express our sincere thanks on behalf of the thousands of battery hens still trapped in tiny cages on Australian egg farms. Thank you.
Teach your students about the plight of battery hens in cage egg farms with ThinkKind’s Egg-ucation lesson plan and worksheets for Year 6 students (may be adapted for other year levels).