St Bernadette’s to host Jump Jam aerobics creator

St Bernadette’s to host Jump Jam aerobics creator

ST Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School in Port Kennedy hosted double World Aerobic Champion and creator of the Jump Jam children’s aerobics programme Brett Fairweather.

The visit was part of the school’s Health and Physical Education program.

The school has been using the Jump Jam fitness program since the beginning of the year.

Jump Jam is a cardiovascular fitness program that incorporates dance, drama and music, while also allowing students to learn about movement and the ‘science’ of how they move.

Originally from New Zealand, Mr Fairweather incorporates cultural elements into the choreography including the Haka, Polynesian, Latin, Indian, South African, Spanish and also martial arts elements.

Jump Jam school co-ordinator Ethel Murphy said dance and movement was a great form of self-expression.

She said the program got students geared up and motivated for learning in the classroom.

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