Pupils from a Point Cook school put on the performance of a lifetime when they participated in the Wakakirri Story Dance Challenge state finals last month.

Carranballac P-9 College students won the Best Environmental Story Award at the show, after staging a theatrical piece inspired by broadcaster and natural historian David Attenborough.

The state finals, held at the Palais Theatre in St Kilda, followed the Wakakirri heats held in Frankston, Moonee Ponds, Bendigo and Geelong earlier this year.

Wakakirri is Australia’s largest performing arts event for schools with separate events for primary, secondary, dance schools and schools in remote areas. The competition asks students to create a performance of three to seven minutes in length.