Champion cheerleaders visit pupils

Ratton School Cheerleaders group led by Zoe Thorpe (centre standing)
Ratton School Cheerleaders group led by Zoe Thorpe (centre standing)

A CHAMPION cheerleading team from the University of Brighton is helping young people at Ratton School get active by introducing them to the sport.

The university team is currently champion of the British Cheerleading Association‘s ‘Southern Classic’ competition which was held at the Congress Theatre in November. Zoe Thorpe, a student teacher at Ratton and vice captain of the Brighton Panthers cheerleading squad based at the university’s Eastbourne campus, said, “We are now extending our skills and knowledge into the local community to raise awareness of this fast growing, exciting sport.”