Char­ity flash mob

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - UK & World Update -

A FLASH mob in a Peter­bor­ough shop­ping cen­tre by high school stu­dents has raised £170 for char­ity.

Pupils from Stan­ground Academy car­ried out the flash mob at Queens­gate Shop­ping Cen­tre on Sun­day, with some 135 dancers join­ing in.

The rou­tine was chore­ographed to a mix­ture of old and new mu­sic and saw par­tic­i­pants re­hearse for four months in prepa­ra­tion un­der the tute­lage of teacher Beckie Barnes.

The event has so far raised £170 for spina bi­fida char­ity Shine, with do­na­tions still be­ing taken at www.shinechar­ity. org.uk/do­nate.

Ms Barnes said: “The per­for­mance was of course to raise money for char­ity but I also re­ally wanted to show the youth of Peter­bor­ough in a pos­i­tive light to the public as these teens re­ally did brighten up a rainy day with their pas­sion for dance and ul­ti­mately, they made peo­ple smile!

“The flash mob started with just 12 of us and grew to 135.

“The stu­dents made me very proud and I was over­whelmed with the par­ent/public sup­port that we re­ceived on the day.”

A video of the dance can be viewed on Youtube by search­ing for “Stan­ground Academy flash mob”.

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