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Chesterfield School Sport Partnership - Chesterfield Dance Platform 2017

Chesterfield Celebrates Dance

The packed out Winding Wheel audience were blown away by 17 amazing performances on Tuesday 28th November.

It was the 12th staging of the platform and a real opportunity to showcase and celebrate the talent and creativity or the young dancers. UDance is a programme run by One Dance England which seeks to increase the number of youth dance performances and support those who organise them.

Over 120 young people took part in the dance platform from 6 secondary school and a community Dance organisation, in the magnificent Winding Wheel Theatre in Chesterfield.

The dance festival was opened by Netherthorpe School with their KS3 Pom Team performance. Their excellent and energetic performance was a great opening for the event. Outstanding performances from Brookfield Community School, Outwood Academy Newbold, Springwell Community College and St Mary’s Catholic High School filled the first half of the event with excitement and really showed their dedication and hard work into these routines.

After a short break, it was local company Crystal Cheer and Dance to open up the second half of the evening with a mash up of different street dance pieces.

An excellent display of talent from all the secondary schools during the second half, including a beautiful duet performance from St Marys Catholic High School.

A final solo performance from Netherthorpe School ‘Goodbyes’ drew the evening to a close. A wonderful contemporary piece beautifully demonstrated by a GCSE student drew a large applause from the audience. All the performers returned to the stage for the grand finale, taking the much deserved applause from the crowd.

Clare Limb, Head of Dance Development and Learning for Derbyshire Youth Dance Company said: “Dance is a cultural entitlement for all young people. These young people are the future of dance in and out of school, young choreographers in their own right. I encourage them to run their own clubs, make their own dancers and find ways of performing them.”

Mayor of Chesterfield, Councillor Maureen Davenport described how proud she was adding, “I’m particularly pleased to see so many schools are taking part, almost every secondary school in the borough has been involved and it’s brilliant.”

Well done to everyone that took part and made the event such a success.

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Brookfield Community School

Never Had A Friend Like Me

Dulce Et Decorum Est

A Helping Hand

Hasland Hall Community School

What About Us

Netherthorpe School

KS4 Jazz Team

KS3 PomTeam

KS3 Dance Team

Goodbyes

Outwood Academy Newbold

Wives of War

Neverland

Hit The Road Jack

Don’t Blame It On The Boogie

Springwell Community College

Plunging Into Water

St Marys Catholic High School

Twinkle Twinkle

Alive

Crystal Cheer and Dance

Senior HipHop

 

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‘Winter is Coming’ as over 450 take part in Cross Country

St Mary’s retain Champion School Trophy

Over 450 runners from eight secondary schools took to the challenging cross country course at Mount St. Mary’s College on Thursday 30th November for the 2017 Chesterfield Schools Secondary Cross Country event supported by the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership.

There were eight races, each split by year group and gender, making for some close contests towards the finish line. Despite Brookfield regularly finishing in the top three, St Mary’s Catholic High School dominated finishing in the top three for every age group in the team event and retained the Cross Country Champion School trophy.

Conditions on the day were extremely cold, with one of the races having to deal with a snow shower! The course at Mount St Mary’s was in fantastic shape, challenging and testing the runners throughout the day.

Mr Schofield, Head of Physical Education at Netherthorpe School and Race Starter said: “We always look forward to the Cross Country event. It has been a brilliant day with some outstanding performances in challenging cold conditions. The stand out performance has to be from Elsbeth Grant, completing the 3km course in under 11minutes!”.

All the runners had a great day and competed in excellent spirit. The top runners in each age group will now be invited to represent Chesterfield and compete in the County Schools’ Cross Country in January 2018.

Individual and team results can be found via the links below;

Year 7 Girls team

Year 7 Girls Individual

Year 7 Boys team

Year 7 Boys individual

Year 8 Girls team

Year 8 Girls individual

Year 8 Boys team

Year 8 Boys individual

Year 9 Girls team

Year 9 Girls individual

Year 9 Boys team

Year 9 Boys individual

Year 10&11 Girls team

Year 10&11 Girls individual

Year 10&11 Boys team

Year 10&11 Boys individual

Champion School

Links to the images from the day will follow shortly.

Year 7 Boys photos

Year 7 Girls photos

Year 8 Boys photos

Year 8 Girls photos

Year 9 Boys photos

Year 9 Girls photos

Year 10&11 Boys photos

Year 10&11 Girls photos

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Posted in Competitions, Secondary, Uncategorised