The 2016 SPORTS AND STORY TELLING FESTIVAL is being held this year from 25 to 28 August. This years Festival will bring together the children from the Watarrka, Imanpa and Areyonga primary schools for 2 action packed days of fun and activities. The children (aged 7 to 13 years old), their teaching staff and elders from each community will attend the Festival. The festival will be held at Lilla.
The Watarrka Foundation especially thanks the St. George Foundation for their generous grant which will once again fund this year's Festival.
The 2015 SPORTS AND STORY TELLING FESTIVAL was held 27 - 28 August 2015. This years Festival was once again a tremendous success bring together the children from the Watarrka, Imanpa and Areyonga primary schools for 2 action packed days of fun and activities. The children (aged 7 to 13 years old), their teaching staff and elders from each community attended the Festival. Bryce & George from Poetry in Action (Sydney) were fabulous engaging the children in stories, drama and heaps of fun and Lyall & Trent from NASCA (Sydney) were outstanding leading the children in a wide range of sporting activities.
The weekend would not have been possible without the generous support of the volunteers from the St George Bank and Gadens solicitors who traveled from Sydney for the Festival. Breakfast, lunch and dinner for ~80 people had to be prepared, served, dishes done before they assisted with the Festival activities. The team from Remote Educational Tours were outstanding in setting up camp amd making us welcome at Lilla.
The Watarrka Foundation especially thanks the St. George Foundation for their generous grant which funded this year's Festival.
2014 SPORTS AND STORY TELLING FESTIVAL
The Sports and Story Telling Festival was held from 26 - 28 August 2014 and was established to bring together students from the Lilla and Imanpa communities for a three day educational, active and fun experience.
Reg Ramsden of Remote Educational Tours NT established the festival which was delivered by a number of partnering organisations, to teach the students about physical activity, and to provide valuable lessons relating to health, nutrition, literacy, storytelling, poetry and art. The festival was designed to inspire the children to attend school and to appreciate the many benefits of an education.
The students and teachers of the Watarrka and Imanpa Schools participated in the festival. The two schools form part of the Lasseter School Group in central Australia.The students of the Imanpa School joined those of the Watarrka School in the Lilla community for the festival which took place over three days and two nights. A number of organisations delivered a variety of activities throughout the festival.