Dance Competition Launch Assembly

‘Girl Power’ is the theme for the 2016 the WGS Charity Dance Competition.

At an Assembly to launch the competition, Sixth Form pupils dressed up as The Spice Girls and choreographed a superb dance which they performed under colourful lighting in the Arts Centre. Their smooth choreography was a fantastic demonstration of what can be achieved by working together as a team. It was all very noisy and upbeat for an early morning in a cold January!


Three presenters interpreted ‘girl power’ in different ways from Emily Pankhurst in long coat and sash to a suited business magnate who started life in Withington’s Third Form and then to add a lighter touch – the magical Superwoman. They were very professional and introduced each Year group to their own secret powerful female artist building up great excitement for this most inclusive event.

The Charity team also announced the three Charities the Dance Competition is going to support this year and all are linked to children: Teenage Cancer Trust, Street Child and Maua Hospital in Kenya, where former WGS pupil, Claire Smithson, has devoted her life to working as a doctor.

The date for the evening Competition is Thursday March 3rd and we are sure the girls will together raise a wonderful sum for such deserving charities.

Mrs Buckley, who is masterminding the entire event, said: “What power all the girls can have working together for such a good cause and how appropriate as we celebrate 125 years of giving young girls such wonderful opportunities through education. Every Senior Form is now pulling together to create their own dance in the spirit of friendly competitive rivalry!”