North of Tyne Dance Festival

On Monday 14th March, 26 pupils from Hadrian Park Primary School were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to perform on the stage at Whitley Bay Playhouse. The girls (from Year 3 – Year 6) have been rehearsing a dance performance tirelessly to ensure they were well prepared and confident. Although some pupils taking part are regular dancers and gymnasts outside of school, for some it was their first ever time performing in front of others! The dance performance was part of the North Tyneside annual dance festival, which was back for the first time following the COVID-19 pandemic. Although there was no audience this year, the schools attending supported each other.

Chloe Fletcher from Hadrian Park Primary School took the children to the Playhouse and said, “We were delighted to be part of the event again, joining Denbeigh Primary, Battle Hill Primary and Churchill High School on stage. The theme for this year’s festival was “icons”. Hadrian Park took their own spin on this theme by performing to the Andrea Day song “Rise Up”. The lyrics of the song described to us what it means to be an icon, particularly during difficult times, of which we have all experienced recently. We are extremely proud of the girls that represented our school. All of the hard work during rehearsals paid off, and they rose to the challenge of performing on such a big stage!”

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