Student dance triumph
A Year 7 student is celebrating after getting a merit in her ballet exam – and a chocolate bar from her school Principal.
Erin Lyall-Venables has been taking part in ballet since she was three years old and loves the freedom of dance.
She recently took part in her grade three exam where she was awarded a high merit.
During the exam she had to dance in front of two examiners. She said she was really nervous before it began.
She said: “I love ballet as it is a way to express yourself.
“Everyone was proud of me when they heard I had got a merit.”
Claire Meakin, Principal of Pool Academy, was so impressed with her dance exam results that she congratulated her with a bar of chocolate.
She said: “Erin has done incredibly well to be awarded a high merit in her grade three exam. I am so proud of her and it shows that commitment and dedication certainly pays off.”
The former Treloweth Primary School pupil, goes to the Bev-Lyn School at the Gold Centre for dance lessons. She is now practising for a tap exam in a few months’ time.
She also enjoys gymnastics.
At Pool Academy she is an Anti-bullying Ambassador to help others around her.
She hopes to carry on with her dancing for a long time.