Hitting the Right Beat

Key Stage 3 girls at Albany Academy showed they had the moves when they took part in the school’s annual Dance Competition.  Students, who were aided by Young Leaders from the Year 10 and Year 11 GCSE PE classes, performed a range of dance routines trying to impress the judges.

Key Stage 3 students worked hard for over 3 months practicing 3 to 4 times a week during lunch and after school and the standards were very high. The standard of performance was extremely high and the routines were all performed confidently in front of the judges and a large audience.

Young Leaders from Year 10 and 11 guided the competitors through their routines as part of their moderation for their GCSE PE course work. This leadership counted for 12% of their final mark and was an important part of learning how to develop, inspire and progress young people through sport.

PE Teacher, Mrs Milburn, who organised the competition, said, “All the girls did a fantastic job. Their dances were the best I’ve seen in comparison to previous years.  The leaders were brilliant and showed such commitment with their groups. It was also nice to see a large amount of friends and family, as well as staff taking time out to see them all perform. I am very proud of them all.”