By Lexie, 12, William, 12, Joey, 12, Jill Dando News @ PCSA
Inspirational Gracie Thorne entered a dance and singing competition, claiming a bronze in both, and also doing so in a wheelchair!
The amazing student is at Priory Community School Academy, part of The Priory Learning Trust in Somerset.
Most recently, Gracie entered the Supreme Dance competition in September 2022 and came second.
Competing in these dance shows has inspired many young disabled children and teens like her to do something like this.
Gracie has Cerebral Palsy but does not let that stop her enjoying the activities she loves.
Here’s a picture of of Gracie coming third in her ‘solo commercial’ and ‘lyrical duet’ dance categories at her second competition in Portsmouth in October.
Proud mum, Sarah Thorne, said: “Gracie always loved to express herself through dance but started to feel she couldn’t do it.
“Since she’s started these competitions in her wheelchair her confidence has grown – you can see she loves it!”
Speaking about her recent competitions, she explained “I felt quite emotional watching her”.
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