Strictly FGS

Posted at 1:16 pm on 9th May, 2018

Staff at  Flixton Girls School really showed their flair for learning in our ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ extravaganza. This one night only event took many hours of dedicated rehearsals and commitment to learning their chosen routine.

None of the contestants had any substantial background in dance. In fact, the majority have never danced in a competition context before. Contestants included Mrs Hazeldine, Mrs Trussell, Ms Schofield, Mrs Hulse, Ms Johnston, Miss Kelly, Miss Eccleston, Mr Owens and Mrs Buckley.

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Mr Owens - Learning Resource Assistant, event organiser and excellent dancer said: ‘The brave FGS staff dedicated themselves to the art of Ballroom and Latin dancing, putting in weekly training sessions since early December 2017. Their commitment to learning and determination to put on a great show really spurred them on to learn techniques used by professional dancers. It was a pleasure to see their skills develop and confidence grow.’

At FGS we aim to support Health and Wellbeing for our whole school community. The staff at FGS were given the opportinuty to demonstrate their commitment to learning new skills, whilst also improving both their physical and mental fitness. Maintaining positive health and wellbeing is crucial for leading a happy, healthy and successful life which in turn allows individuals to achieve their full potential. The dedication of those involved embodies the school ethos of ‘Aspiration, Empowerment and Excellence’ and continues to provide model high standards for all our student body.

Thanks must also go to Mr Gill and our student helpers Sadie Telfor, Isabelle Rose, Elycia Jones, Esme Williams, Lana Walker, Chloe Chesworth, Katie Scotson, Sinead Brooker, Ellena Wood, Natalie Scott, Ella Brearley and Jamie Lea Fagan for their lovely commentary, performances and judging. 

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The judging really came down to the wire as a dance off was required to determine the overall winner of the golden globe trophy. Mrs Hazeldine and Mrs Trussell showed their true resolve and performed for a second time before the judging panel finally crowned Mrs Trussell as the deserving winner. Congratulations to all the performers.


The event was a sell out performance and we thank all those who attended provided feedback on the event:

Mrs Trussell tweeted: ‘A brilliant bunch of @FlixtonGS colleagues - fantastic role models for students, demonstrating resilience, body confidence, hard work & a real “esprit de corps” - & all embracing the #pivotalcurriculum - fantastic opportunity to build relationships with students in the audience!’

Kate Scott - (parent) emailed: ‘Just to let you know how much we enjoyed this event. Such fun for everyone to enjoy and so lovely to see how dedicated your teaching staff are. Top performance from the students in the middle too. Thanks again and I hope you raised lots of money and look forward to coming next year. Pass on my admiration to all the dancers, I couldn't walk in those heals never mind dance in them.’

Miss Johnston tweeted: ‘I had the best experience taking part in the first @FlixtonGS Staff #Strictly Never danced before in my life to dancing the quickstep!! Thank you so much to @fgs_library Mr Owen and @miss_eccleston #quickstep #dancing #staffwellbeing’

Ellie May - (ex-student): ‘What a night! Going back to @FlixtonGS and seeing my head teacher and deputy dance was amazing! So proud they both made it to the final! #StrictlyComeDancing #keepdancing #ilovedance’