Jungle japes at Achievement Bute holiday workshop

Dance teacher Scott Fairley with some of the children who attended Achievement Bute's Easter holiday street dance and mask making workshop.
Dance teacher Scott Fairley with some of the children who attended Achievement Bute's Easter holiday street dance and mask making workshop.

Children from Bute showed off their street dancing and mask making skills on Friday at the climax of an Easter holiday workshop run by a local charity.

Following the success of a similar one-day event held at Rothesay Pavilion earlier in the year, Achievement Bute decided to run another workshop during the school break at Rothesay Joint Campus.

Dance teacher Scott Fairley, a regular visitor to the island for Achievement Bute’s events in recent years, returned to lead the dance side of the day, which had ‘jungle animals’ as its theme and included some fantastic moves to music from sources as diverse as Disney’s The Jungle Book and PJ and Duncan.

All this was watched not only by proud family and friends, but by a colourful array of jungle animals in the front row, made by children whose talents lie more in artwork than performing - including masks of giraffes, zebras, monkeys, crocodiles and more.

Achievement Bute’s Easter holiday programme continues from Monday, April 8 with a Victorian Play Week at Rothesay Pavilion, run in conjunction with the Rothesay Townscape Heritage Initiative - see this site and the next two editions of The Buteman for more...