Pupils dance to celebrate railway

Pupils from Littleham and Lympstone Primary Schools teamed up on an art project, which ended with them entertaining rail users.

Some 60 pupils from schools in Exmouth and Lympstone danced on the cycle path to mark the end of an inter-school project about railways.

Youngsters from Littleham Primary School and Lympstone Primary School teamed up on the art project in celebration of the history and landscape of Exmouth.

During the two-day railway project the children spent time at both schools, taking part in art activities and dance.

Teacher Rosemary Roberts said the pupils experimented with a variety of art media to show the local landscape as seen from a train window.

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The children also had the chance to work with professional dancer Tamsin Bone, portraying through dance the history of the Avocet Line.

The group performed the dance on the Exmouth to Lympstone, cycle track, next to the railway line.

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Teachers Emma Jones and Rosemary Roberts said the links between the schools gave the children ‘great opportunities’ to meet new friends while forging bonds for the future.

Littleham school teacher Rosemary Roberts said: “Using the environment as a stimulus proved a fantastic opportunity for all sorts of learning, across many areas of the curriculum.”

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