Dancers raised awareness of HIV and AIDS.

The performing arts students from New Rickstones Academy, in Conrad Road, Witham, performed at Colchester’s Mercury Theatre on Thursday for the annual World Aids Day festival.

Charlotte Lacey, Ceri Adams, Olivia Clark, Brad Hopwood, Lauren Purcell, Hope Bayford, Lauren Chattey, Ellie Cruickshank and Louise Hindley were chosen after submitting video footage of their work.