TALENTED teenagers have taken a step in the right direction by choreographing their own dance show.

En pointe pupils from Port Glasgow High and St Stephen's High have worked tirelessly for months to pull the show together.

They are now inviting the public along to see their show on Thursday, which features contemporary, lyrical, hip hop, jazz, ballet and Highland.

Amanda Kelly, who is a PE teacher at Port High, said the pupils have been rehearsing during their breaks and also after school.

She said: "This a showcase for the pupils, by the pupils.

"They have been working tirelessly for the past four months, rehearsing at lunch times and after school.

"They have choreographed many of the routines themselves.

"We hope to try and sell out the theatre as there's so much talent in this group.

"They are fantastic."

Louis Williamson, an S2 pupil at Port High, is making his second successive appearance in the joint spectacular.

The 13-year-old said: "Last year I did two solos and this year I'm in the group dance.

"I love dancing, as you get to express yourself."

Fellow Port High pupil Jenna Lindsay, who is in S5, has taken on the key role of choreographer.

The 16-year-old, said: "It's been good fun being able to teach them."

Miss Kelly said the pupils have grown across all areas of the curriculum as a result of their dance practice.

She said: "This has given them the opportunity to develop skills for learning, life and work.

"It has also helped their communication skills and their confidence has grown."

Tickets for the show on Thursday, which starts at 7pm at the Port Glasgow Shared Campus, cost £5 for adults and £3 for concessions.

To book phone the school on 715200.