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Published by Joanne McNally for Riverside in Communities

Leonie Plumtree teaching the children their dance Leonie Plumtree teaching the children their dance

Riverside has helped out a local youth group with £500 which will enhance their entry to the Humberside Police Rock Challenge Youth Division, which is a local competition.

Bridges Hull is a Hull based organisation which takes referrals from the North Carr Neighbourhood team or direct from families themselves, working with the families to address the needs of their children.

One of the activities the local children get involved in is the annual Rock Challenge.   This is a performing arts competition where the children put on an eight minute performance, competing against other local youth groups.

Last year Bridges Hull came second for their performance of “Flash Flood”, a highly visual interpretation of Noah’s Ark which was choreographed by Leonie Plumtree, a local dance teacher and Liz Dorton a local resident and artist.

Leonie is involved again this year and is currently teaching the children the dance moves to the theme of “Heroes” for this year’s entry.

Tiffany Strode Youth and Community Worker, from Bridges Hull said “the sponsorship from Riverside has enabled us to create our entry for Rock Challenge this year.  Without this funding we wouldn’t have been able to afford a dance teacher and the costumes and props needed.”

Tiffany added “We have over thirty children signed up already, with many returning from last year. We can really see their confidence growing and it’s great to see new faces too”.

Carl Mitchell, Assistant Director, Riverside said ‘we are pleased to be able to help out this group of children who are all from the North Bransholme estate.  This gives them something to focus on in their spare time and we wish them the best of luck when they perform their piece in June at Hull City Hall.’

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