Art and dance illustrate wonderful world

Shoreham College pupils in the World Cup t-shirts they made
Shoreham College pupils in the World Cup t-shirts they made

CHILDREN in Adur used textile art and dance to illustrate it’s a wonderful world.

Pupils from eight primary schools across the district joined forces for the annual Adur Children’s Show, hosted by Shoreham College.

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.

“I wish to thank Shoreham College for hosting the shows and all the schools for their hard work.”

Joining the college for the show were Buckingham Park, Swiss Gardens, Shoreham Beach and St Peter’s primary schools in Shoreham, Glebe Primary School in Southwick, and Globe and North Lancing primary schools in Lancing.

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.”

The show was very well received and the artistic director is already in the process of finding sponsors for next year’s project, to enable more schools to be involved.