FORMER Pussycat Doll singer Kimberley Wyatt has visited a Purbeck school to help get pupils dancing.
Choreographer Kimberley, who left the American pop group in 2010 and now lives in the UK, dropped in on students at Lulworth and Winfrith Primary School as part of her Well-Fit programme.
This initiative is aimed at primary school girls and boys and uses dance to increase physical activity, which Kimberley believes boosts confidence and heightens self-esteem.
Kimberly, who became an ambassador for the Youth Sport Trust in 2015, said: "I've been dancing for over 20 years so my body is used to movement and exercise. Dancing has improved my health, but it has also had a huge impact on my well-being and confidence.
"Dance isn't scary, it doesn't need to be complicated, you just need a few core moves and you're set.
"I hope the teachers that took part in the class can see that dance activities are a great way of boosting activity levels, whilst increasing body confidence."
Lulworth and Winfrith Primary School won the dance class, earlier this month, after entering a competition at the Youth Sport Trust national conference held at the beginning of the year. It was one of a number of schools visited by Kimberley, who is using feedback to shape her exercise programme.
She said: "The valuable insight we will get from these school visits will also help to secure further investment so we can roll the programme out nationwide."
The pupils, aged between eight and 11, took part in a series of warm-up exercises before learning some isolation moves and then performing a choreographed dance.
Lulworth and Winfrith Primary School headteacher Sharon Buckland said: "It was fantastic to have Kimberly visit the school
"Her passion towards empowering teachers to feel confident to teach dance and encouraging young people to feel positive and body confident is truly inspiring."