Worksop: Ryton Park pupils don party clothes for a good cause at school’s Dress up and Dance day

Excited pupils at Ryton Park School in Worksop donned fancy dress and party gear to raise money for charity at their Dress up and Dance Day.

Key Stage One dress up and dance day at Ryton Park Primary School. Picture by Andrew Roe

The event, which was held at the school on 27th June, saw enthusiastic pupils and staff alike dancing along to an array of chart hits wearing their colourful best.

Claire Campbell, of the school’s Family Support Team, said: “The idea came when a parent saw an advertisement from Macmillan Cancer who wanted to get the country dancing in order to raise funds for the charity.”

“We decided to have a non-uniform day, encouraging children and school staff to dress up in party clothes. We had two classes at a time following some great dance routines hosted by our very own dance teacher. Miss Alex Edwards.”

“Alex and her team, the Ryton Park Dance Crew, put together some great routines and teaching staff, kitchen staff and admin staff all joined in.”

“We have had to split the Dress up and Dance Days over two weeks because we are such a big school, so the first one was for the 3-7 year olds.”

“On the 4th July, the key stage 2 children, aged 8-11 year old, will also be taking part and are very excited.”

“It was a fantastic day the children and staff loved it. In total, we raised £152.00 for Macmillan cancer. It was a perfect end to the week,” she added.