21st May, 2019

Celebration of dance held in Solihull to raise cash for African school children

Sarah Mason 14th Mar, 2019

A CELEBRATION of dance was held by pupils at Solihull School to raise much-needed cash for school children in Africa.

More than 50 pupils, aged between seven and 18, took part in the independent school’s annual dance show, which raised £450 for the Future Leaders Underprivileged Children’s Centre (UCC) in Ghana.

Audiences saw a variety of dances including ballroom, ballet, Bollywood, contemporary, Irish – and even gymnastics routines.

Solihull School’s assistant Headteacher, Hannah Fair, said: “The evening was a celebration of all forms of dance, with almost all of the routines being choreographed by the students themselves.

“The dances ranged from several dramatic solo performances to some fabulous dance troupe displays.

“Two highlight performances were by the Junior School Dance Club, dancing to Shotgun by George Ezra, and the Senior School Dance Club, who performed to River by Bishop Briggs.”

The money raised will go towards a new minibus for the Future Leaders UCC.

Mrs Fair added: “The Future Leaders UCC charity supports children who would be unable to attend government school as a result of a lack financial means and development needs.

“It provides the children with free education and all the equipment they need to be able to learn.

“Last year, four of our sixth form students volunteered at the centre, teaching and supporting children in the local area.”

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