Pupils pound­ing

Campbeltown Courier - - FRONT PAGE -

CASTLEHILL’S pri­mary pupils given a pound­ing mas­ter­class from Fiona Ir­win.

CASTLEHILL pupils raised the roof with an ear-split­ting spon­sored fit­ness rou­tine.

Last Thurs­day, Wee Toon War­rior, fit­ness trainer Fiona Ir­win, in­tro­duced ev­ery child to the lat­est fit­ness fad which has swept Amer­ica – ‘Pound­ing’.

Each pri­mary year group was given a 20-minute ses­sion – to raise money for the PTA – in the school’s hall us­ing ‘Pound­ing’ drum­sticks which are a su­per-sized green plas­tic ver­sion of the tra­di­tion­ally wooden item.

First up were the pri­mary ones who soon learned to fol­low Mrs Ir­win’s move­ments, in­clud­ing stand­ing drum­ming the sticks to­gether and sit­ting smash­ing them on the floor in rhythm.

The en­er­getic ac­tions were com­pleted to a loud sound­track which was soon drowned out by the en­thu­si­as­tic chil­dren – un­usu­ally – cre­at­ing as much noise as pos­si­ble.

Em­brace

Mrs Ir­win said: ‘I think Castlehill is the first school in Ar­gyll and Bute to em­brace ‘Pound­ing’.

‘The fit­ness regime was de­vel­oped by two girls in the US who

had started at the gym but found it bor­ing.

‘The chil­dren find it at­trac­tive be­cause they are al­lowed to vent out.

‘We were told on the train­ing day that often autis­tic chil­dren en­joy it be­cause of the rhythms.’

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Fiona Ir­win with the P1 chil­dren hold­ing their ‘Pound­ing’ drum­sticks.

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Fol­low­ing Mrs Ir­win’s move­ments.

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The ‘Pound­ing’ sticks are blurred in mo­tion.

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