CHILDREN and young people from across Dorset have been taking part in a performing arts summer school.

The Activate Summer School called 'Fishy Tales and Humpback Whales' was held at Weymouth College Bay Studios from July 25 to July 28 and was coordinated by Activate Performing Arts.

More than 40 children and young people took part and were thrilled to share what they had learned in a short performance to family, carers and friends as a finale.

The participants enjoyed making slippery fish, jellyfish and even a humpback whale.

The Activate Summer School was fully inclusive with one-to-one support available if needed.

Activate’s producer for youth, dance and diversity Michaela Shaw said: “It’s been such an amazing week, the children and young people have enjoyed every second, making new friends and creating not only a performance but making all of the props as well.

"It’s important for us to be fully inclusive so all children have had the opportunity to take part in such a brilliant week of creativity.”

The summer school is supported by Dorset Council, Children in Need and Arts Council England.