Pupils hold big dance

£747 raised for chil­dren’s char­ity

West Lothian Courier - - Front Page - Deb­bie Hall

Pupils at Simp­son Pri­mary school put their danc­ing shoes for a mas­sive dis­play of im­pres­sive moves.

The young­sters - led by Luca Cicero (5) - en­joyed a dance-a-thon to raise £747 for the STV Chil­dren’s Ap­peal.

Luca has been tak­ing part in a kids ver­sion of Strictly Come Danc­ing for the ap­peal and was picked from 300 young­sters to take part in the fi­nal.

The event was or­gan­ised by pro­duc­tion com­pany BlueS­tar Pro­duc­tions for all the pupils at the Wester Inch school.

Luca’s mum Carolanne said he thor­oughly en­joyed the day and is look­ing for­ward to the glitzy fi­nal at the Dou­ble­tree by Hil­ton in Glas­gow in De­cem­ber.

She said: “The whole school took part and the nurs­ery did their own one but the rest of the school came to hall in their year groups through­out the morn­ing.

“It was from 9am to 12.15pm in half hour slots. Tracey the dance teacher taught them the jive and the Charleston and the kids taught her how to floss!

“It was great fun, a re­ally good at­mos­phere.

“Luca stayed and danced for the full morn­ing and the kids all seemed re­ally proud of him.

“Luca is ex­cited about the fi­nal, he only has two re­hearsals to go be­fore the big day.

“He isn’t ner­vous yet which I’m sur­prised at, he knows there will be 700 peo­ple watch­ing but it’s just a num­ber to him.”

In­spir­ing fundraiser Luca Cicero (5)

Lead­ing the way Luca demon­strates the dance steps

Great turnout Simp­son pupils were keen to join in

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