A GROUP of very excited students and teachers from Swan Valley Anglican Community School brought home first place recently in their first international Jump Jam Competition.
Eleven students from years 5 and 7, accompanied by teachers Sharna Ashby and Kate Eggleston, flew to Christchurch in New Zealand for the competition.
Created in New Zealand 16 years ago, Jump Jam encourages and develops children’s fitness through choreographed acrobatics.
It first came to Perth schools about three years ago, with SVACS students training and holding fundraisers for the competition since the start of the school year.
The students competed in two categories in Christchurch – Strictly Jump Jam and X-Factor – |and their hard work paid off in both.
The group won the Strictly Jump Jam category with their performance of Absolutely Everybody and Year 7 students Ella Dodds, Ashlea Tester and Abbey Edwards placed second in the X-Factor category, where they had to lead the audience and direct them through the moves.