Children performed a dance in front of young athletes at the opening ceremony of the London Youth Games.

The team of 14 Year 5 pupils from Vaughan Primary School in The Gardens, West Harrow, were the only Harrow school chosen to appear on stage alongside 15 other school acts at the sporting event held at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in south-east London on Thursday.

Children from Vaughan Primary School in West Harrow performed a Indian-Scottish fusion dance at the opening of the London Youth Games
Children from Vaughan Primary School in West Harrow performed a Indian-Scottish fusion dance at the opening of the London Youth Games
 

Kalpana Sangani, who supports children with English as an Additional Language at the school and choreographed the performance, said: “It was a brilliant opportunity for the children to show off their talents.

“They danced a fusion of traditional Indian and traditional Spanish dancing to a mixture of two songs from Bollywood. They loved it and were over the moon, and the dance was absolutely perfect.”

The children performed their 5-minute routine twice and got to meet 400m runner Christine Ohuruogu, who won Gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and silver at the 2012 London Olympics.

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