ACROBATIC youngsters have been strutted their stuff in a mini ‘rock challenge’ event this week.

Pupils from seven local schools gathered at Corfe Hills School, Higher Blandford Road, Broadstone, Poole, for a full day of dance workshops, which culminated in a show performed to proud parents in the afternoon.

Corfe Hills School headteacher Phil Keen told the Echo he was “immensely proud” of all the students that took part.

“The collaboration between young people across the age range was fabulous and the standard of performance from just a day’s workshop was amazing.

“Corfe Hills rightly enjoys a reputation for excellence in the performing arts and being an inclusive community which achieves high standards.

“Today’s workshop served to underline all of these qualities.”

The event gave pupils a chance to experience different elements of dance, including, effects, make-up and hair.

Loren Tharme, of the Ocean Academy, thanked staff and students at Corfe Hills School for their kindness and consideration.

Meanwhile, Broadstone Middle School assistant headteacher Lisa Serrano, whose pupils took part, said: “What a fantastic experience for our children.

“Not only have they enjoyed a wonderful day of performing arts, but it has allowed them to make friends with children from a range of local schools.

“A tremendous day full of laughter, choreography and friendship.”

“The power of performing arts never ceases to amaze me.

“It brings the children together and builds confidence through a creative outlet.

“Today has seen our Year 7 children blossom and the Corfe Hills students flourish, teaching and leading younger children.”

And Lockyer’s Middle School head of year Martin Pressling added: “A truly inclusive day where children from all abilities have been inspired to achieve.

“It is amazing to see a group of children led by pupils from Corfe Hills to such a high standard.

“The Corfe Hills School pupils lead professionally and took on board ideas from younger pupils to produce a quality performance.”