Oxfam took advantage of Pickup Dance movie nights

PHILANTHROPIC young performers from Pickup Dance Southampton have paid nine girls to receive an education through their charitable efforts.

Staff at the Shirley-based dance school decided to add a monthly movie night to their offering last year.

Children are dropped off at the local church where they are picked up by their dance teachers and can enjoy a movie, fun and friendship, plus some movie food!

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The events enabled nine girls to go to school for a year thanks to an Oxfam fundraiser focused on getting more children, especially girls, into school in Niger and around the world. ‘other countries.

Owner and founder Bryony Pickup told the Daily Echo: “We will try again this year to break our record.

“We are so excited to start again in September for another year of exams, performances, lessons and fun!”

The dance school was opened by Bryony in 2014 with one lesson per week as she completed her masters in contemporary dance. There are now 14 lessons per week.

PDS has grown so much over the past eight years and it still aims to inspire young dancers. While the focus has been on fun, passion and participation rather than technical perfection, dancers who wanted to participate took the NATD exams for the first time last year.

The annual summer shows are open to all with students forming friendships and building trust.

Oxfam, a poverty eradication charity, supports the education of the world’s poorest children. The charity also lobbies governments to invest in girls’ education, as part of their Investing in the Future (IN) projects.

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