Strictly dancing with Police Scotland

The girls who took part in the dance workshops, with PC Karen Cairns at the back. 50_c33dancing01

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Campbeltown’s new police youth engagement officer waltzed to the community centre for a dance session.

PC Karen Cairns held two dance workshops last week for girls from P5 to S3, as part of Police Scotland’s ‘Girls on the Move’ and healthy living initiative.

Before organising the classes, PC Cairns spent months working closely with Mandy Robertson, development worker at the Kintyre Youth Café Hub, gauging young folks’ interest in attending.

When the Courier’s reporter popped in, the girls were enjoying a well-deserved break. After they had caught their breath, they demonstrated one of the routines that they had learned during the two days, having picked up the moves very quickly.

The youngsters showed off one of the routines they had been taught. 50_c33dancing02
The youngsters showed off one of the routines they had been taught. 50_c33dancing02

PC Cairns said: ‘Dancing is about building on confidence and self esteem and it also allows us to build positive relationships with those taking part whilst giving them opportunities to build on skills and techniques.’