Padiham Green Church of England Primary School have been crowned the winners of the SPAR Lancashire School Games Level 2 Dance competition and will go on to represent Burnley in May’s county finals.
Held at Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College on the 28th February, 14 primary schools from Burnley competed in the Level 2 competition with St Joseph’s Park Hill School taking second place and Briercliffe Primary School placing third.
Miss Taylor from Padiham Green Church of England Primary School said: “The children are ecstatic and overjoyed that all of their hard work resulted in first place. They are extremely excited about the county final and cannot wait to get started on preparing for the event.
“The team is made up of a mixture of different personalities and some of the children initially didn’t enjoy dancing or performing in front of people. After engaging in the SPAR Lancashire School Games, their confidence and enjoyment of performing has really shone through.”
Helen Tyson, school games organiser for Burnley said: “The dance festival was a great success and it was wonderful to see the children’s confidence and love for dance grow throughout the competition.
“Thank you to Blessed Trinity Dance Academy, Sanderson’s Dance Academy, Active Lancashire and SPAR for their support. Congratulations to all schools involved and I am really looking forward to seeing Padiham Green fly the flag for Burnley in May!”
The Level 3 Dance county finals will be held at the Charter Theatre in May and 15 schools will represent their respective borough in a bid to scoop the county title.
Final results: only three teams were placed.
1st – Padiham Green – Photo attached.
2nd St Joseph’s Park Hill
3rd Briercliffe Primary School
Others taking part:
Wellfield Methodist and Anglican Church School
St Leonard’s C of E Primary School
Stoneyholme Community Primary School
St John’s C of E Primary School Cliviger
St Stephen’s C of E Primary School
Lowerhouse Junior School
St John the Baptist Roman Catholic Primary School
Cherry Fold Community Primary School
Ightenhill Primary School
Whittlefield Primary School
St Mary Magdalene’s