THRILLED students at the Regis School were dancing with delight as they received a visit from Britain’s Got Talent finalists Twist and Pulse.
The visit was a prize for the committed voluntary work the students had put in to win the skill swap competition this summer, run by the Abbeyfield charity, which aims to improve the quality of life for older people.
Samantha Wood, PR and marketing officer for Abbeyfield, said: “We wanted to raise the profile of volunteering in general and how beneficial it can be.”
The dance duo arrived at 10am and were supposed to leave at midday, but they decided to stay for lunch with the students.
Samantha said: “They were really nice and happy to stop for photos and sign autographs. One of the volunteers was over the moon as it was someone she had voted for.”
Students earned the prize by putting together a Skill Swap event at their local Abbeyfield House. They showed some of the residents how to use the computers, and stay in touch with relatives around the world.
More than 150 students at the Westloats Lane school were given an exclusive performance of the duo’s new dance routine and pupils were also given an hour-long dance workshop.