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Thoroton Show sees Archbishop Cranmer perform with lost Maypole


By Abigail Hunt


Children from the Archbishop Cranmer Church of England Academy danced with their lost Maypole at the Thoroton Show on Saturday.

Having recently re-discovered their lost Maypole, children from Archbishop Cranmer were keen to perform the dance on the weekend at the annual Thoroton Show.

Bringing the traditional dance back after not being able to for years, Maypole Dancers continued its 45-year history and tradition of performing in the quintessential village.

Thoroton Show - Maypole dancing. (13518756)
Thoroton Show - Maypole dancing. (13518756)

Head teacher, Melanie Stevens, said Maypole dancing incorporates academic skills as well as creativity that the children love.

She said: "Maypole dancing introduces core skills of maths, problem solving and teamwork and is quite a vigorous form of exercise as well as being lots of fun.

"It is a wonderful tradition for a village school and a great way to be part of the local community. We will continue teaching and learning some dances and will definitely be back with our Maypole next year!"

Thoroton Show - Holly Kilcommons (10). (13518755)
Thoroton Show - Holly Kilcommons (10). (13518755)

Feedback from the show's committee and the town villagers was very positive, stating they very much enjoyed the children's performances.

Funds raised at the event were over £400 which is a higher figure than last year.



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