Indian dancers visit schools in Broadwater and Findon

Pupils at Vale First and Middle School learn Indian dance W10067H11
Pupils at Vale First and Middle School learn Indian dance W10067H11

BOLLYWOOD flavour came to Worthing, with Indian dancers visiting two schools in the town.

Dance company Just Jhoom introduced children at Broadwater Manor School nursery to the movements and storytelling of Indian dance during a workshop at the end of March.

Cynthia Flower, head of the nursery in Broadwater Road, said: “The children learned hand movements to create animals such as deer, a cobra, birds, bees, butterflies, fish and a tiger.

“They then used these movements to enthusiastically take part in the story We’re Going on a Tiger Hunt.”

At Vale First and Middle School, in Vale Avenue, Findon Valley, a Bollywood dancer and food-tasting sessions were among the highlights of an Indian week.

Children were treated to food from Indian restaurant Anaz, in nearby Findon Road, and were told Indian stories in their assembly as part of a week held to boost awareness of the country’s culture.

Year-five teacher Laura Kipping, who is also the arts curriculum leader, said: “It was fantastic. The staff and children really enjoyed it.”

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