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We're All Going on Our Summer Holidays!

We're all going on a summer holiday
No more working for a week or two
Fun and laughter on our summer holiday
No more worries for me or you
For a week or two….. or five or six!

The WGSP Office is closed for the summer and Leigh and Julia will be back raring to go at the beginning of September fully refreshed from our holidays!

Information about the WGSP CPD Programme is being added to the website over the next few weeks so watch this space. If you would like to be added to our CPD update circulation list, please email info@wgsp.co.uk and we will add you to the ever growing list of people who want to know more!

Have a great summer!

Leigh and Julia


Didn't We Have A Lovely Time, The Day We All Went Dancing?

It started off drizzly, by lunchtime the sun was peeping through but by time the children and parents started to arrive, it was wall to wall sunshine for the 66th annual Country Dance Festival.

It was a magical sight watching nearly 600 children from 29 primary schools dancing around the circle performing to their parents and grandparents. There was approximately 1400 people at the event - our biggest turn out yet.

It was lovely to see the children and our compère David Crunkhurn flossing before the children cajoled the parents into dancing the circassian circle at the end of the evening.

Next year - why not come and join us on Thursday 13th June 2019 - you'll have a great time being part of a great Forest tradition!





Get Your Dancing Shoes On!

The forecast looks good.

The stage is set.

The children have been rehearsing like mad.

It must be time for the WGSP Country Dance Festival!

Please join us as the children show off their best dance moves on:

18.30-20.30

Thursday 14th June 2018

Speech House Field

(If by any chance it rains, we will roll forward the festival to the evening of Wednesday 20th June)


  • ABOUT WGSP

    The WGSP is a strong cohesive partnership of the 39 primary schools in the Forest of Dean from Newent down to Tutshill plus one in Tewkesbury and the Gloucester & Forest APS.

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