DANCE pupils took their inspiration from India during a workshop at a village school.
As part of Dance Week at Honley High School, pupils watched a performance from the Annapurna Indian Dance Company – and their puppets – before having a go themselves.
Kay Manning, head of drama and dance at the Station Road school, said the workshop was part of a multi-cultural and cross-curricular project.
She said: “It was the first time we’ve had Annapurna in the school and the pupils were fascinated.
“It is something so different to what we’ve done before. It took the pupils a while to get used to it, but they really enjoyed it.”
The company worked with the Year 11 dance and art pupils learning more about Indian dance, which is seen regularly in Bollywood films.
Throughout the week pupils took part in workshops in hip-hop and street dance, as well as learning about puppetry.
Mrs Manning added: “A few years ago we got the Artsmark silver award and one of the things we needed to do to get the gold award was to develop dance in the school.
“As part of Dance Week we invited Suga Brown in to do hip-hop and street dance. The pupils love it, even the boys, who see it as cool.
“Dance is a great way for them to express themselves and all the pupils have really taken to it.”
The school offers dance as a GCSE option and runs classes at lunchtime for all pupils.