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Friday May 21st 2010

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2010                  newspaper article

All nine schools in the cluster took part this year, involving some three hundred children. The event started at midday at Plumpton Racecourse and was attended by
  • SEFAN's Patron Shirley Collins MBE. President of the EFDSS
Rachel Elliott. Education Director of the EFDSS
  • Brian Tusker. Squire of the Morris Ring

The South East Folk Arts Network believes that all children should know about our folk art heritage, and since early January 2010, the schools have been learning the traditional dances of England. 
The tutors have been SEFAN, Ditchling Morris, staff members from Plumpton Primary School and 
Traditional Arts Development South East (TRADS). 
The dances include all forms of Morris dance, Molly, Maypole and social dancing, and no more than two schools performed the same style. 
The children were entained by storyteller Jamie Crawford during the morning

The day ended with a traditional Ceilidh in Plumpton Village Hall with local band, The Unreel Ceilidh Band

The whole event, including tuition, the festival and the ceilidh, was sponsored by Sussex Community Foundation, Ditchling Morris and the Plumpton Racecourse.

SEFAN also received a kind donation from the Estate of the late Mr. George Pheby for this project.

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