Strictly Saltash teachers show off their dance moves

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By Em_Williams | Saturday, January 19, 2013, 16:05

There was some fancy footwork on display at at the end of last term as a team of teachers paired up for the school's very own version of Strictly Come Dancing. The performance was laid on by the Year 11 pastoral team and came as a complete surprise to the Year 11 students who made up the audience.

The big reveal came as the pupils were led into the school's main hall with the image of a disco ball on a big screen giving the game away.

Six couples then strutted their stuff in front of a panel of nine students who took on the role of judges.

Bruce Forsyth wannabee, Assistant Head Kasim Langmead was ably assisted by his glamorous compère, Jasmine Smith from Year 11. The pair managed to keep the judges under control until the final winners were announced. 

It was a close fought victory with Science teachers Chris Henderson and Leigh Hotchin just pipping ICT teacher Paul Horrell and Science teacher Nicki Bovey into second place.  The judges all agreed that the winning duo's combination of Salsa and Gangnam style dancing had stolen the day.

Commenting on his unexpected success, Head of Science Chris Henderson said: "Mr Hotchin and I had been on a strict diet and exercise programme during the previous month. There had been many late nights, watching 'Dirty Dancing' and a bit of 'Fame'.

I was worried about the lift but he held me well, then when we got into Gangnam style it was all about the freestyle. We just let our hair down and went for it to create perhaps one of my proudest moments in teaching.

As always the students were amazing, showing great support and enthusiasm at the end of a long term. We are just waiting to see footage on the next 'You've been Framed' or YouTube show."

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