Danc­ing and clown­ing around for week of fun

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PUPILS at Bosley St Mary’s Pri­mary School took a break from their tra­di­tional lessons to try their hand at cir­cus skills and new dance styles.

It was part of Per­form­ing Arts week, an an­nual event at the school which gives stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity to em­brace their cre­ativ­ity and pas­sion for theatre.

Rachel Mor­tishire Smith, who or­gan­ised the event, said: “Now in its third year, it is def­i­nitely one of the high­lights of our school cal­en­dar, very pop­u­lar in­deed with the chil­dren and all the par­ents and grand­par­ents who come to watch the chil­dren per­form what they have learnt at the end of each day.

“The PTA helped us to fund pro­fes­sional vis­i­tors to run work­shops in cir­cus skills, African and Bol­ly­wood/In­dian dance, and sing­ing, and the week was topped off with a per­for­mance of The Se­cret Gar­den by the won­der­ful IMAGE Mu­si­cal Theatre on tour, who al­ways use some of the chil­dren as vol­un­teer ac­tors in their plays.

“Even the small­est Bobkins nurs­ery chil­dren took part through­out the week.

“We al­ways love to see how the chil­dren put 100 per cent ef­fort into try­ing out every­thing on of­fer, also, how many dis­cover tal­ents or en­joy things they didn’t ex­pect to, and that they shine and grow in con­fi­dence as they per­form.”

Emily Mof­fit, Faye Shaw and Archie Kidd join the cast of The Se­cret Gar­den, which also fea­tured other pupil ac­tors

One of the Bol­ly­wood In­dian dance KS2 work­shops

Chil­dren from Bosley St Mary’s en­joy per­form­ing arts week

A pupil from each year group – Ge­orge Ben­nett-Sergeant, Leonard Wood­ward, Ni­amh Lake, Is­abella In­gar­gi­ola, Scar­lett Squire, Jack Wor­rall and Finn Og­den – test their bal­ance skills

Mia Wil­shaw and Leo Clam­pett with Steve from Cir­cus Sen­si­ble

Rhys Wil­liams and Hol­lie Brunt play with ex-Bosley pupil Lily Brace­gir­dle

Joseph Lee and Evan Lo­vatt spin plates with Steve from Cir­cus Sen­si­ble

Bosley young­sters in an African dance KS2 work­shop

Rhys Wil­liams, Mil­lie Booth, Fern Lan­caster, Far­rah Squire and Hol­lie Brunt in a dance les­son

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