Three students celebrated a 2nd place finish at the Morris Dancing Championships held in North Wales this October. Nicole Phillips (Year 10), Ellie (Year 9) and Molly Brown (Year 7) who are all members of the Chorley Crystaliars performed superbly to achieve such a high finish.
Morris dance is a form of English folk dance usually accompanied by music. It is based on rhythmic stepping and requires the dancers to perform choreographed figures usually wearing bell pads and Implements such as sticks.
The girls who train once a week at St Peters Club in Chorley are taking part in a traditional dance that dates back over 500 years. Nicole said, “We train as a team of eight and myself and Ellie are a separate category to Molly who is in the tinies group. We have been doing it for four years and really enjoy it. I am really pleased with the second place finish and hope we can go one step further in the future.”
Head of Year 8 and 9 and girls PE teacher, Mrs Lewis, said, “ This is a wonderful achievement and we are very proud of the girls’achievement.”