Bulls School's Moovers and Groovers were returning to their town on a high yesterday.

The team of nine, with teacher coaches Shannon Skelton-Morris and Leigh Hanson, competed in the Jump Jam North Island Regional Competition in Tauranga on Saturday.

They came second of eight teams in the novice Year 7-8 section, and were also judged the best new school for 2016.

Mrs Skelton-Morris said getting the team there was a lot of work for coaches, the school, the children and their parents. All the parents went to the competition.

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"They certainly made their voices heard. They were so supportive of the team throughout the entire build-up and event."

The youngsters' effort was worth it, Mrs Skelton-Morris said: "Oh my gosh, they loved it. They were just on such a high.

"A couple are going to high school next year and they're gutted, because they won't be able to do it next year."

The team was awarded a merit in technical execution and excellences in sportsmanship, presentation, creativity and costuming.

Their stage routine was a mixture of aerobics and dance, set to music from the film Hairspray.