Dance | Posted 26.06.2014

Tutus and Wellies Trail

On Sunday 22nd June, a group of approximately thirty students, parents and teachers put on their tutus and wellies and walked the Ribble Valley’s Tolkien Trail, raising money for the Stonyhurst dance department and Stonyhurst Children’s Holiday Trust.
In glorious weather, we started the trail from Stonyhurst, dancers cartwheeling and racing each other along the lawns towards Hurst Green. We then walked past The Shireburn Arms, down through the fields and towards the woods (which many of us thought would make an excellent setting for our next dance production!). A few members of the party were a bit nervous as we headed towards a large herd of cows, but somehow I think they were more likely to be scared of a field full of crazy, excitable dancers bounding along towards them in an array of colourful tutus!
Once we got to the river, the heat really set in. The River Hodder is a wonderful place for a Sunday afternoon stroll and spirits were high. We did have to keep reminding each other that we were wearing tutus and wellies as people passing by gave us strange looks!
Half way along the trail we were treated to some lovely refreshments from a local family before walking back to school. Back at Stonyhurst, St Mary’s Hall we all enjoyed some lovely drinks and sandwiches as we talked about what a truly wonderful day it had been.
Everyone who took part enjoyed the walk and felt a real sense of achievement. Some even suggested it could be an annual event for the dance department.
Miss Anna Southward