LUCKY students from a Grays school were visited by a Royal Opera House dancer.

Dance artist Danielle Teale visited Treetops School, on Buxton Road, to host a create and dance workshop.

The workshops were for year three, seven and year ten pupils

The theme of the workshops was Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Year three pupils at the school have already taken part in the Royal Opera House’s Create and Dance: Nutcracker programme and were keen to do more.

They looked at the magical animals found in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Year seven studied the character of the Queen of Hearts and Year 10 explored chance choreography using a deck of playing cards.

Hayley Ryan, ROH Create and Dance Project Manager, said: “We were delighted to visit Treetops School after hearing about the fantastic work they were doing using our Create and Dance: Nutcracker resources.

“We are really pleased to be working with them via the Trailblazer programme and hope that this continues as we launch our next scheme of work, exploring Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”

Create and dance is the Royal Opera House’s national online learning programme.

It aims to give children a better understanding of ballet; developing new physical skills and unlocking their imagination and creativity.

The create and dance programme provides teacher training, classroom films, lesson plans and resources for teachers to open up the potential of dance in the classroom.