Fantastic flashmob in rock’n’roll performance in Yarmouth

Pupils from five local schools taking part in flashmob dance for Our Norfolk, Our Adventures project

Pupils from five local schools taking part in flashmob dance for Our Norfolk, Our Adventures project in the market place in Great Yarmouth.Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

A tremendous troupe of dancers surprised shoppers in the Market Place yesterday, when they staged a flashmob fit to turn heads.

Children from Great Yarmouth Primary Academy, St George's Primary, North Denes Primary and Ormiston Herman Academy rushed into the market square to do the rock'n'roll to promote their 1950s project.

As part of the look back to the era, each of the schools will be hosting rock'n'roll tea parties where the children will again perform their dance and take a look at photos and items from the 1950s.

They have a special interest in looking back to what the borough looked like at the time.

The events are being supported by the Great Yarmouth Library and Time and Tide Museum as it links to their summer exhibition Halfway to Paradise, which looks at the birth of British rock through the photos of Harry Hammond. And they ar also part of the region-wide Our Norfolk, Our Adventures initiative which looks at stories on your doorstep.


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St George's headteacher Mel Fearns said her school were holding their tea party at the Age Concern building on Regent Street, on Thursday 14 at 1.30pm.

She added: 'The community are all invited to come along and bring their photos from the time too.

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'The children have been dancing at lunchtime and everyone has joined in, they even got me involved. They've been so excited, as we were walking up here they were saying to people 'come and see our flashmob which isn't quite the idea!'

The tea party at North Denes will be on Monday, July 11, from 2pm. Again all are invited and there will be a raffle and fundraising in aid of 13-year-old Abbie Boast who has been diagnosed with a rare brain tumour.

There will also be teas, coffees and a barbeque.

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