Dancing and clowning around for week of fun
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