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Dolphin Centre hosted 14th Primary School Games Dance Festival

Over 400 young performers aged between five to 16 years old from 21 Darlington primary schools, plus guests from two secondary schools, took part in the Dance festival, performing a variety of creative dances around the theme ‘the power of words.’

The 14th annual Darlington School Games Primary Dance Festival recently brought together 400 youngsters across 21 primary schools.

The event was hosted at The Dolphin Centre as part of a wider national school games programme. 

Schools taking part in the event were supported to develop physical education and children were encouraged to get involved in school sport festivals and competitions.

The participants in the dance festival had the opportunity to take part in dance workshops throughout the afternoon before performing their dance routine on the evening.

Nick Wallis, the council’s cabinet member for leisure, local environment and transport said: “We proud to be hosting the School Games Primary Dance Festival at the Dolphin Centre.

“The festival has developed into a great annual event on the school calendar with a fantastic number of children taking part. It’s an event children, teachers and families look forward to.”

Andy Scott, the council’s cabinet member for health and partnerships said: “The dance festival offers teachers, parents and guardians the opportunity to encourage children to get involved, move more and notch up some of their daily 60 active minutes. All children should be aiming to be active for at least an hour – whether it’s through walking, biking or scooting to school, playing or taking part in a sport or activity… It’s great to hear so many school children are taking part.”

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