Pupils spend a day having a Stomp

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SCHOOLCHILDREN had a stomping good time with a former West End star.

About 200 youngsters, aged four to 11-years-old, from Barnard Grove Primary School, in Hartlepool, spent time with performer Peter Francis, who once had a part in popular theatre show Stomp.

Dancer Pete Francis, who was in the smash West End show, Stomp, held a dance workshop with children at Branard Grove Primary School in Hartlepool.

Dancer Pete Francis, who was in the smash West End show, Stomp, held a dance workshop with children at Branard Grove Primary School in Hartlepool.

Peter practised basic dance moves with the delighted kids, teaching them basic routines.

And at the end of the day, the older children in years five and six, carried out a performance in front of the whole school.

Deputy head teacher Janine Thompson said: “Peter used to be in the West End show Stomp and now he goes around schools teaching and getting youngsters involved in what he does.

“He worked with children from reception through to year six throughout the day teaching them really basic movements with his hands and feet.

“Within 10 minutes of working with the reception class he had them doing a routine.

“Then at the end of the day the older pupils performed for the whole school. It was great.”

As well as spending time at Barnard Grove Primary School earlier this month, he also visited St Helen’s Primary School, St John Vianney’s Primary School, and also West View Primary School.