Cape Naturaliste College raises the roof in dancing for sick kids

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The school raised $1300 for the cause.
Camera IconThe school raised $1300 for the cause. Credit: supplied

Students and staff at Cape Naturaliste College have danced the week away, raising $1300 as part of a national fundraiser.

Joining the Ronald McDonald House Dance for Sick Kids initiative, the school took part in lunchtime dance workshops in genres including hip hop, jazz, lyrical and Latin with festivities culminating in the staff/student dance last Friday.

Students recorded their minutes spent dancing to raise money for children suffering injury or serious illness, cutting a rug in total for 1220 minutes.

Head of arts Kellie Markwell said it was great to see students coming together for a good cause.

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“It was such a positive experience to see the students participating to raise money for such a worthwhile cause and it bought the whole school community together,” she said.

With a total $790,611 currently raised across the country, participants can also elect to run, swim or walk if they find themselves with two left feet.

Cape Naturaliste College dance teacher Emily O’Brien said the feel-good occasion reinforced her love for teaching.

“What a fabulous week it has been seeing staff and students join together,” she said.

“It was a wonderful experience to be able to have live performance for our students . . . this is why I love to teach.”

Those interested in taking part or donating to the cause can visit danceforsickkids.com/.

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