Children show world is wonderful

CHILDREN from Lancing primary schools used textile art and dance to illustrate it’s a wonderful world at a special show.

Pupils from eight primary schools across the district, including The Globe and North Lancing primary schools in Lancing, joined forces for the annual Adur Children’s Show.

The two-day show, with the theme It’s a Wonderful World, gave 250 children the chance to showcase works they had developed from workshops held earlier in the year.

Nadia Chalk from Creative Waves led the art workshops on various themes from the paintings of Lowry to carnivals and the World Cup in Brazil.

Jo Cone from Peek-a-Boo Moves, the show’s artistic director, led the dance workshops.

She said: “I love seeing the initial ideas given in the workshops developed by the children and teachers into such confident and inspiring dance pieces and art work.

They all spent a day at the college, in St Julian’s Lane, rehearsing their dance piece. The day culminated in a show of art and dance, ending with all the children singing together.

Project leader Julian Batstone said: “The children really enjoyed working on their dance and painting t-shirts on the theme of the World Cup. They especially liked showing what they had done to the other schools and to the audience.”