Deaf Centre at City of Norwich School celebrate 2012 Olympics

A group from Norwich started celebrating the countdown to London 2012 yesterday with an Olympics inspired dance performance at Norwich Playhouse. Students from the Deaf Centre at City of Norwich School performed 'Dance Aloud' at the theatre on St George's Street in the city centre.

The project, developed by Norfolk County Council, engaged local choreographer Neil Paris and had the young people working on it for two months. Alison Thomas, cabinet member for children's services at the county council, said: 'We are excited that London 2012 is getting so close and have embraced the Olympics in Norfolk, encouraging schools to use the inspirational themes of the Games.

'The Olympic and Paralympic Games have inspired a range of artistic, cultural and sporting activities in the county and encouraged Norfolk's young people to explore values which are as relevant to everyday life as they are to sport.'

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