"the lasses are giggling and whispering to each other as they look sideways across our line, weighing us up I suppose."

Weighing up the boys
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Boys and girls were made to practise country dances together to perform in the sports fieldĀ at the Children's Gala. It was a rite of passage for some - the first time they had taken an interest in the opposite sex.