Youngsters show off their best moves at substance-free disco

Some of the children react to the music inside Ferneham Hall Picture: Sarah Standing (120765-158)

Some of the children react to the music inside Ferneham Hall Picture: Sarah Standing (120765-158)

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THESE youngsters prove that you don’t need a drink to have a good time.

There was no sign of alcohol or other substances as hundreds of teenagers took to the dance floor and showed off their moves at a disco in Ferneham Hall, Fareham, last night.

From left Penny Rolfe (11), Caitlin Gillman (11), Mia Vormawah (12) and Tamsin Honeybun (11) enjoying some candy floss Picture: Sarah Standing (120765-3307)

From left Penny Rolfe (11), Caitlin Gillman (11), Mia Vormawah (12) and Tamsin Honeybun (11) enjoying some candy floss Picture: Sarah Standing (120765-3307)

The evening featured a bucking bronco and live performances from Gosport rapper Parv and dance group Streetforce DC.

Trainee hairdressers from Fareham College gave party-goers a makeover as they tucked into candy floss and soft drinks.

The Snap disco – which stands for ‘say no and phone’ – was launched eight years ago as part of a campaign to get youngsters to say no to drugs and anonymously identify drug dealers.

The event is organised and funded by Fareham Borough Council.

Lewis Wills, 14, of The Avenue, Fareham, enjoyed the evening with his friend Cameron Robertson, 13.

Lewis said: ‘It’s been a brilliant night.

‘I’ve loved seeing all my friends and the best part of it all has been dancing with everyone.’

Cameron said: ‘It’s been nice seeing all the girls dressed up.

‘If I wasn’t here tonight I would have just been on Facebook or the Xbox.

‘It’s nice to do something a bit different.’

During the evening police gave a talk on knife crime and members of Hampshire Fire and Rescue made children wear goggles which showed how things looked to someone who was drunk.

PCSO Rob Woolley said: ‘The children have been fantastic.

‘The whole ethos of this event is to show that you can have a good time without needing to take alcohol or other drugs.’

Mayor of Fareham Trevor Cartwright, who helped run the event, said: ‘Everyone has had a great time in a safe environment.’

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