Jump­ing into Idol fi­nal

Central Otago Mirror - - LAKES DISTRICT SPORT - By EMMA DAWE

Gold­fields Pri­mary School pupil Emily White is one of only six chil­dren se­lected from throughout the South Is­land to com­pete in the Jump Jam Idol in Christchurch next month. And for the third year in a row, Gold­fields Pri­mary School will also be rep­re­sented at the cham­pi­onships, with two teams, coached by teacher Re­becca Bar­row and prin­ci­pal Sharon Booth, com­pet­ing in the teams event. As part of the com­pe­ti­tion, Emily had to video her­self do­ing a Jump Jam rou­tine, where she had to pre­tend she was an in­struc­tor lead­ing the rou­tine. She said do­ing the rou­tine was easy, but be­cause she was the in­struc­tor she had to do all of the moves the op­po­site way she was used to, which was a bit tricky. The tal­ented young­ster only found out three weeks ago she had made the cut, and was very ex­cited, hav­ing prac­tised the rou­tine for two months. She said she loved do­ing Jump Jam, which was a form of aer­o­bics for chil­dren, as she loved aer­o­bics and danc­ing. She also does tap-danc­ing and has done jazz and hip-hop danc­ing in the past. Emily was part of the Gold­fields team that fin­ished third in the cham­pi­onships last year and would also be part of one of the two teams com­pet­ing this year – the day af­ter her in­di­vid­ual com­pe­ti­tion. Mrs Booth said she was de­lighted with the pupils’ re­sults and said they had been re­warded for their com­mit­ment and the hard work they had put into Jump Jam. The whole school took part in Jump Jam as part of its fit­ness pro­gramme. Mrs Booth said they all en­joyed it, which was re­flected in the num­ber of pupils will­ing to prac­tise in their own time for the com­pe­ti­tion. She said it was ‘‘su­per’’ Emily had made the fi­nals and she also wanted to men­tion an­other pupil, Ryan Hardy, 10, who won his sec­tion of the Jump Jam Idol. Un­for­tu­nately there won’t be a re­gional fi­nal in his sec­tion be­cause of a lack of en­tries.

En­er­gised: Cromwell Jump Jam star Emily White will com­pete in the Jump Jam Idol com­pe­ti­tion in Christchurch next month.

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