Photos and video of Dubbo Public School holding rain dance

RAIN: Isabel Marchant, Grace Murray, Lucy Diffey, William Tink, Charles Sinclair and Grace McLean give it their all. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE
RAIN: Isabel Marchant, Grace Murray, Lucy Diffey, William Tink, Charles Sinclair and Grace McLean give it their all. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

The students at Dubbo Public School are hoping their rain dance will be seen and rewarded this weekend.

All the students gathered on Wednesday for a rain dance in an attempt to break the drought.

Eleven-year-old Erin Campion said the rain dance was fun, but she hoped it would help her family.

“It’s pretty terrible at the moment because there’s no rain. A lot of animals are leaving their mothers so we have to feed them every day and that’s pretty tough,” she said.

“People have donated and some brought as much as $50 and that’s great because we are really struggling.”

Oscar Dess said the dance was “too make the clouds cry”.

“We’re in the middle of an acute, extreme drought,” he said.

For Grace McLaren the rain dance was “for the drought because we wanted to get some rain to help them”.

The students were encouraged to bust out their best dance moved to help the rain pour down such as the sprinkler, the grapevine and the cowboy.

As well as dancing, the students were encouraged to dress as farmers. The money raised from the day will go towards Rural Aid’s Buy a Bale and the Coonamble Rain Dance.

Kindergarten students Dakota Ireland, Andy Cullenward and Henry Phibbs with their artworks. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

Kindergarten students Dakota Ireland, Andy Cullenward and Henry Phibbs with their artworks. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

The four kindergarten classes have also created artworks which will be sold via silent auction.

Teacher Rachel Stockings said each student was given a cup of paint to create the masterpiece.

The artworks will be labelled with each class and bids will be taken for the artworks at the Dubbo Public School office.

Hopefully the students’ rain dance works with up to 20 millimetres forecast by the Bureau of Meteorology this weekend.