Ulladulla High School has so much talent and this year we were lucky enough to have two of our Indigenous students secure positions in the AIME’s Got Game talent program.
Every year, AIME holds a talent competition that sends ten Indigenous students to Sydney to work with some amazing Indigenous Australian talent. This year’s line-up included Marcus Corrowa, Casey Donavan, Song Division and Bangarra who supported the students in the creation of an original performance and song to showcase at the AIME Gala Ball at the Sofitel Hotel in Sydney.
This year, over one thousand students sent in a talent video and of those students, fifty were selected to go into an online voting competition. Our students Darcy of Year 10 and Isaac of Year 9 were both selected to move on to the top fifty and then to the final top ten.
This has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience for these two students. Isaac writes, “It was the greatest four days of my life! I met so many new people and was pushed to overcome my fears. I will keep singing and never give up on my dreams and when opportunities like AIME come up, I will never let them go!” Isaac, along with four other students, rose to the challenge of writing a song in under five hours to perform that evening at the AIME’s end of year staff party and again the following evening at the Gala Ball to an audience of four hundred people.
When we asked AIME mentor Steve Mitchell what he got out of this particular program he answered, “watching all students from around the country come in shy and through the power of music grow and develop into proud, confident young leaders”.
Darcy and Isaac are extremely grateful for the support of the school and our local community for voting and spreading the word.
The song will be available for digital download, details to come!