Gin Gin students #bustthedust for farmers

Bust the Dust Gin Gin State School
Gin Gin State School students took some time out of the classroom to create a #bustthedust dance video to put a smile on drought-affected farmers faces in the lead up to Christmas.

Gin Gin State School students have busted out their best dance moves in a bid to help put a smile on the faces of drought affected farmers in the region.

The video of the dance #bustthedust dance was uploaded to Facebook on Friday, with participants breaking down some fun int he hope it just might be enough to bring down the rain.

The #bustthedust social media movement was originally organised by St John's Parish School in Trangie NSW.

The organisers called upon all schools to showcase their best dancing abilities on social media on December 13 to raise drought awareness and to bring a little bit of cheer to drought-stricken farmers in the lead up to Christmas.

Gin Gin's Bust the Dust Dance

We got into the spirit of giving this year and decided to participate in the #bustthedust rain dance. Fingers crossed our dance brings the rain!

Posted by Gin Gin State School on Thursday, December 12, 2019

At 1pm, classrooms took a break and began their rain dance to help lift the spirits of people in need.

Gin Gin State School Parents and Citizens Association president Michelle Evans said the event was part of Gin Gin State School’s end-of-year activities.

“Our school services many farming families who are doing it tough right now too and we thought, well what a great idea,” she said.

“Miss Allison Evans, one of our Year 5/6 teachers, taught the kids a routine and uploaded the subsequent video to our Facebook page.

“Although this is not a fundraising exercise, we hope it uplifts the spirits of all those families and farmers who could use a little moral support.”

The Bust the Dust campaign was has been supported by Rural Aid, an organisation dedicated to providing support for drought affected farmers in Australia.

To find out more about the cause click here.