Sheffield youngsters show off martial art moves

Children attending the Studio 54 summer club at Shortbrook Primary School, Marked the end of the four week workshop with a performance of dance and martial arts for there families
Children attending the Studio 54 summer club at Shortbrook Primary School, Marked the end of the four week workshop with a performance of dance and martial arts for there families
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Martial arts and street dance moves were showcased by Sheffield youngsters in a special event to celebrate the end of a popular summer school.

Proud parents watched as the children displayed the activities they had learned during the course at Shortbrook School, Mosborough.

The sessions proved popular, attracting 80 schoolchildren on the first day alone and organisers had to turn people away.

Carl Beckett, of organiser Te-sheng-bo, said: “It was fantastic and we had a good turnout for the show. On the first day of the school we had more than 80 people turn up and an average of 60 a day.

“It’s all been about introducing the children to activities, from martial arts to dodgeball and street dancing.”

Mosborough Youth Trust and Sheffield Council’s south east community assembly provided funding for the school to put on the event.

It also included activities in sports such as basketball.

Organisers hope to run the event, which was free to attend and also provided breakfast, in the October half term.

Carl, aged 42, said: “There’s not much to do for youngsters in the holidays and a lot of summer schools concentrate more on arts and crafts or computer-based things.

“We wanted to get kids active, especially with the obesity problem at the minute.

“Hopefully we’ll be doing this again in October if we can get some funding.”