Costumes win top award for Flimby youngsters
Last updated at 20:04, Thursday, 19 July 2012
Flimby Primary School has won a national award for its costumes in a competition to help youngsters lead healthier lifestyles.
Forty-eight Flimby pupils performed Giraffes Can’t Dance to beat 11 other schools from across north and West Cumbria in the annual Rock Challenge.
They also picked up awards for concept and interpretation, choreography and costumes.
The costumes were nominated for the national competition thanks to teaching assistant Pat Fletcher who designed and made them.
Mrs Fletcher, of Lawson Road, Maryport, created 48 costumes for the production. She said she was “chuffed to bits” to hear that her animal costumes had won.
Jacqui Wilson, headteacher, said her office was turned into a sewing room.
She added: “Where there used to be computers there were sewing machines and material everywhere.”
The school also won the Cumbria Safer and Stronger Communities award for concept interpretation, the Be Your Best Foundation Award for costume design and the Cumbria Safer and Stronger Communities award for choreography.
Rock Challenge is run by the Be Your Best Foundation to encourage young people to lead healthy lifestyles.
First published at 19:20, Thursday, 19 July 2012
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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So good to see that Pat Fletcher is getting recognition for the work she has done. Pat dedicates a lot of her time to the school and loves spending time with the kids. I am sure she enjoyed producing the fantastic costumes for them and enjoyed making them as much as they did wearing them. Well done Pat were all so proud of u and your achievements !! All the family in Australia saw this article and send their love and congratulations !!
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