Jammers jumping for joy at contest success

By Laurel Stowell

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The Bulls School Jump Jam team are (back, left) coach Shannon Skelton-Morris, Noah Purcell, judge Cindy Smith, Kelsie Pratt, Alyssa Tamati, Mollie Wray, Phillipa Ewens, and Jessica Pleasants with (at front) Jasmin Smith, Mikaela Hosking and Eliza Coffey. PHOTO/SUPPLIED
The Bulls School Jump Jam team are (back, left) coach Shannon Skelton-Morris, Noah Purcell, judge Cindy Smith, Kelsie Pratt, Alyssa Tamati, Mollie Wray, Phillipa Ewens, and Jessica Pleasants with (at front) Jasmin Smith, Mikaela Hosking and Eliza Coffey. PHOTO/SUPPLIED

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.

"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.

- Wanganui Chronicle

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