Youngsters have a ball as they waltz away with medals

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Pupils from four primary schools waltzed their way to success in the annual Rastrick ballroom dance competition.

Year six pupils from Field Lane Primary School, Carr Green Primary School, Longroyde Junior School and Woodhouse Primary School, all feeder schools at Rastrick High School competed in three dance categories.

Pupils competed in the cha cha cha, the waltz and the jive to find the winner of each individual category. An overall winner was then crowned.

Carr Green scooped the cha cha cha, Woodhouse the waltz and Longroyde the jive who are received medals. The overall winners were Carr Green who got a trophy and medals.

Two professional dancers also performed the same routine to the same music before the children performed. The judging panel was three teachers from Rastrick High and the compere for the evening was deputy head David Lord.

The evening was organised by Marilyn Turner, teacher and primary link officer at Rastrick. “It was lovely. The dancers were really polished and because they wanted to do their best and seeing the professionals first gave them a bit of an insight and an idea of what they were aiming for.

“A lot of people came to watch the pupils perform and they were treated to canapes made by our hospitality students at Rastrick. There was also a raffle.

“It was a lovely evening and a lot of very proud children. They really enjoyed it and the atmosphere was lovely.”