A brother and sister from Bolton will be helping to bring “global grooves” to Britain’s biggest street party to mark next week’s jubilee festivities.

Siblings Elysee, 20, and Benedict Kayonda, 15, both from Little Lever, will be joining 200 young people from all around Greater Manchester for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Pageant parade in London on Saturday June 5.

The young dancers were chosen to take part in the celebrations by Greater Manchester carnival arts organisation Global Grooves, the only northern group to produce a section of the Royal pageant.

Benedict said: "I’ve loved to dance my whole life and began officially training and going to classes almost a year ago.

“I firstly danced in a more contemporary style, then moved to a more African style and then fell in love with commercial and street style dancing.

"At the pageant, I will be one of the fan dancers and I will be representing the whole continent of Africa.

"I’m truly looking forward to dancing for the Queen’s Jubilee and I believe that it will be an experience of a lifetime.

“I have never done anything like this before and I am so thankful for the opportunity."

Elysee, is currently a student at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds and was born in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo before moving to Little Lever at the age of four.

Bolton born Benedict is five years younger and is currently a student at St Joseph's RC High School in Horwich.

After an intensive rehearsal period at The Vale arts centre in Tameside and at Wardle Academy in Rochdale, the performers will travel to the capital to represent Bolton next Saturday.

They will be performing to what its expected to be a global audience of millions, live in London, online and on television.

Elysee said: "It will be an amazing time for us to come together and help celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee.

"To take part and represent Bolton is a huge honour because Bolton has a lot of talent and is a beautiful place."