Churchill Academy


On Monday and Tuesday Churchill Academy & Sixth Form presented its Primary Cluster Schools event – Dance Their Socks Off, for the tenth year. Children from ten schools joined on the adventure with Churchill Academy & Sixth Form students to perform at the The Playhouse.   

The dance event saw the students inspired by dance from all over the world, from Bollywood, to Egypt and the New Zealand Haka. This year marked the tenth anniversary of this wonderful event, and it was busier than ever with over 1200 people in the audience over the two nights. A true testament to the calibre of performance that Vicki Rees, Dance teacher at Churchill Academy and her team do.

Over 400 children from Banwell, Blagdon, Burrington, Churchill, Hutton, Locking, Sandford, St Andrew’s Congresbury, Winscombe and Wrington Primary schools took part. Months of hard work, choreographing, planning and rehearsals have ensured that all were ready for their big night.

This is one of several activities involving the local Cluster schools where the Academy provides support in the Performing Arts.

“’Dance their socks off’ is a great example of what can be accomplished through collaboration between schools, and it’s wonderful to see such enthusiasm from all the primary schools involved. DTSO has become a tradition amongst our local primary schools and one that we are proud to be able to support. Our own students were a credit to the Academy, delivering polished routines with real conviction," said Chris Hildrew, Head teacher at Churchill Academy.