Farlington Belles join Day of Dance

The Farlington Belles at the Day of Dance on Saturday May 12
The Farlington Belles at the Day of Dance on Saturday May 12

FARLINGTON Belles took to the streets of Horsham on Saturday as the only children’s Morris group in the Broadwood Morris Day of Dance.

Saturday (May 12) was the Belles’ first display in public and they certainly did themselves proud, delighting the crowds at the Bandstand and Pirie’s Place, with a variety of Traditional Morris Dances.

The Farlington Belles Morris side was set up as an extra curricular activity fifteen months ago by Year six teacher, Sarah Welsh.

Sarah, a member of Ditchling Morris, coaches the girls once a week, aided by Ann and John Bacon who provide the ‘live’ accompaniment, and teaching colleague, Louise Mursell.

The twenty two strong side is aged between eight and 10 years and all of the girls are pupils in the Prep School at Farlington, in Strood Park, Horsham.

During their session at Pirie’s Place, Brighton Morris Men, a very experienced side, commented on the terrific performance by the Belles and joined the girls in their final dance, Shepherd’s Hey.

The next display for the Farlington Belles will be on Friday June 1 at the School’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration tea and proms concert.

Contributed by Farlington School