STAFF and students at a Crosland Moor school demonstrated some fancy footwork to raise money for charity.
Moor End Academy staged a dance competition, Almost Strictly, to support a school in Ethiopia.
A series of fundraising events were held at the end of the autumn term including the school’s own version of the popular BBC dance show.
Money raised will go to the Children & Women Self Reliance School based in Dukem Town, 40 miles from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
Most children at the school have lost a parent to HIV/Aids. Some are victims of abuse.
The children, aged between four and 14, are being taught in very basic classrooms without electricity and with few educational aids.
It was the third year Moor End has supported the school.
On the dance floor various couples did battle in front of the judges, Mr Styles, Ms Green, Miss Walton and Mr Greenough.
The couple who wowed the judges most were PE teacher Schivonne John and alternative curriculum manager Graham Bickerdike, who walzed off with the Glitterball trophy for Elion House.
Money raised will go to buy books and other educational resources for the grateful Ethiopian youngsters.
In a thank you message to Moor End, the school’s director Almaz Ezezew said education was provided to 162 children.
He added: “Frankly, we could not do what we do without donors such as you.
“We look forward to working with you in the future.
“We, and those we serve, deeply appreciate your generosity.”