St Jude is often thought of as the patron saint of hopeless causes. However, Lynda Waterhouse, assistant head of St Jude's Primary School in Colnbrook Street proudly presents the school's pupils to promote her new book, Sand Dancers: Let the Dance Begin.
The children clearly love it and have taken the story to their hearts. They can very realistically act out the chapter concerning the auditions for the reopening of the Sandringham Dance School which closed seven years ago after the devastation by the Great Sandstorm. They have devised dances to tell the story and even have a film on YouTube.
It is an imaginative vehicle for the vocabulary of the beach, sea, weather and nature and is full of inspiring good examples and aspirations. The dunes make a rich environment for the creation of a world of sprites, sand bugs and many, many rules.