CHILDREN from schools Chippenham and beyond were able to show off their moves in a dance festival hosted by the Chippenham Sports Partnership.

Youngsters from Derry Hill, St Mary's, St Nicholas, Langley Fitzurse, Monkton Park, Queens Crescent, Kington St Michael, Kings Lodge, Charter, Redland, Frogwell, Lacock and St Pauls got people's toes tapping at the special dancing through the ages themed festival held at the Neeld on February 5 and 6.

Jessica Pierce from Abbeyfield School said: "I was delighted with how smoothly both evenings ran; it has been months in the planning from selling rickets, writing the programmes, coordinating and running orders and organising training for the primary school teachers.

"For some schools and pupils this is the big event of the year. Whether pupils are inspired to become performers or leaders it is important to create pathways and provide pupils with the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

""A big thank you goes to the Abbeyfield Sports Ambassadors It would have been impossible to run this event without the hard work and commitment from them and Selina Porter and Helen Colqhoun."

Thanks were also given to the Wiltshire and Swindon Sport and Borough Lands, who helped support this year's festival.