I mitre known I’d have to do ballet!

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A HEAVENLY dimension was brought to a ballet class at Bispham High school on Friday as a very special visitor paid a visit.

The Bishop of Blackburn Rt Rev Nicholas Reade showed off some graceful ballet moves as part of a full day visit to see the work of the school.

Last year, the Bispham Road School entered into a long-term affiliation with the Diocese of Blackburn.

The Rev Reade visited the school last September but vowed to return to get to know the school better.

And on Friday, he returned to class as he took part in a wide range of lessons for the day.

Margaret Singleton, headteacher of the school said: “We were delighted to welcome the Bishop into school.

“We were able to and show him the excellent opportunities we offer our students and raise the profile or our affiliation.

“He met with staff, students and governors over coffee and was able to find out more about life at the school.

“Later he was interviewed by the school council who asked him a range of questions about his work.

“It was a very successful visit and we look forward to welcoming him again in the future.”

Rev Reade attended a special assembly to mark Holocaust memorial day. Later he joined an RE class, a GCSE dance class and met the school’s eco council.

Two Bispham students will read in Blackburn Cathedral on Sunday night as part of education Sunday.