In pictures: Newlands Girls' gym and dance show

In pictures: Newlands Girls' gym and dance show

Luke Matthews

In pictures: Newlands Girls' gym and dance show

Talented students from Newlands Girls' School took to the stage for its annual gym and dance show at the Magnet Leisure Centre.

More than 400 girls from the school in Farm Lane performed in front near capacity audiences on Wednesday, February 12 and Thursday, February 13.

Girls from years seven to 13 have been rehearsing for the showcase since October, with performances ranging from solo pieces to routines involving more than 80 pupils.

The finale saw the stage flooded with gymnasts and dancers for an 80s themed ending to the two-night event, which is organised by the school's PE department.

Head of PE Leigh Exworth said: "It all went really well, probably one of the best shows we have had so far.

"The pupils had a lot of choreographic input and it was well rehearsed.

"There was an Elvis performance and a really strong piece about the power of women in society.

"It was a really emotional evening in the end. A lot of the students have performed in the show every year and they knew it would be their last.

"The last couple of weeks have been stressful. It's a huge undertaking but it's strange now it has finished." 

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