School children show their talents at dance festival

Primary schools dance festival at Stamford Arts Centre.  Pupils from Malcolm Sargent Primary School, Stamford. From left, back, Mollie Nottingham, eight, Rosa Glover, eight, Jude Murphy, seven, Madeline Bicker, eight, Hannah Butler, eight, and Lara Garwood, seven.  Front, Emily Large, seven, Georgia Price, eight, Libby Manley, eight, Jaz Lee, eight, Charlotte Mills, seven, and Caitlin Dawkins, seven.'Photo: MSMP260213-018ow
Primary schools dance festival at Stamford Arts Centre. Pupils from Malcolm Sargent Primary School, Stamford. From left, back, Mollie Nottingham, eight, Rosa Glover, eight, Jude Murphy, seven, Madeline Bicker, eight, Hannah Butler, eight, and Lara Garwood, seven. Front, Emily Large, seven, Georgia Price, eight, Libby Manley, eight, Jaz Lee, eight, Charlotte Mills, seven, and Caitlin Dawkins, seven.'Photo: MSMP260213-018ow
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Dozens of schoolchildren showed off their creative side during a dance festival.

Stamford Queen Eleanor School sports co-ordinator Anne Bennett organised the festival, which took place at Stamford Arts Centre.

She invited primary schools to attend the event, which is now in its seventh year and gives youngsters the chance to show off what they have been learning.

Stamford primaries St Gilbert’s, St George’s, Bluecoat, Malcolm Sargent and The Bythams Primary School sent pupils, from Year 3 upwards and Year 9 pupils from Stamford Queen Eleanor also performed.

After each performance, there was a question and answer session, and the
pupils also watched in the audience while they were waiting for their turn.

Anne said: “Every performance was different but each was fantastic in its own way.

“Many were based on topics the children had been learning in school, including bullying, friendship and patterns, and the groups ranged from having five pupils to 29 pupils.

“It really was a great opportunity for the pupils to show off their creative sides, as well as their sporting 
sides.”

At the end of the festival, local dancer Adam Fox showed his own skills to inspire the pupils to continue with their dancing.