Tots dance their way into Ingoldsby village school
A village primary school has been inviting children from a local nursery to join in their weekly dance lessons.
Ingoldsby Academy and pre-schoolers at Great Wood Farm Early Years Centre have been working with a choreographer to perfect their dance moves in a bid to increase confidence.
The sessions were introduced by the school to share the expertise within school and aid transition when children start their primary education in September.
The dance sessions aim to build confidence, coordination and creativity.
Choreographer Adam Slepowronski has been working for one full day each week at the village school for the past year and has introduced dance as an integral part of the school identity and curriculum.
Melanie Capes, headteacher at Ingoldsby Academy, said: “We are really pleased to be able to share our love of dance with the local community.
“The programme has been very well received by the parents and children.
“It’s great to see children get to know our school and we look forward to welcoming new faces in September.
“Due to its success, we will continue working with other nurseries in the area to build similar working relationships.”
Kate Robinson, nursery Manager at Great Wood Farm Early Years Centre, added: “Our kindergarten children have been attending weekly dance sessions at Ingoldsby [Academy] for few months now.
“Both, children and staff, have absolutely loved these sessions. Adam is full of enthusiasm and grasps the children’s attention.
“It has been great for their physical development as well as their listening and attention skills. It has also given the children a chance to build relationships with the teachers and as a couple of children will be going there from September, it will really aid the transition to school.
“It is great to work in partnership with Ingoldsby Academy.”