Kids off to challenge
After being involved in Jump Jam and aerobics in my previous school I was keen to continue my passion with the children at Huia Range.
I started by using the fitness programme within my class, and then was lucky enough to get Brett Fairweather (creator of Jump Jam) to come in and do some routines with some of the classes. The children loved it and so I thought we would give the competitions a try.
Being first time entrants, I wasn’t sure how we would go, but knew the children certainly had potential. The girls were absolutely ecstatic when they found out that both teams had qualified for the North Island championships.
With very little time between hearing the news and having to perform, a huge fundraising effort had to begin. Local businesses have been wonderful in donating products and services towards a raffle, and we were very fortunate to receive assistance from the Monty Fairbrother Trust as well.
Having an interest in Jump Jam, and having attended the competition herself, my daughter Tayla has been helping to coach the Year 4-6 team and will be part of the crew travelling up to the competition.
The teams, coaches and supporters head to Tauranga next Friday, with the first team performing on Saturday October 27.
The Huia Range Rockers (Year 4-6) finish with a flourish at their rehearsal on Monday October 15.