Childhood Obesity Plan, pt. 2

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Childhood Obesity Plan, pt. 2

Following on from the launch of the government’s Childhood Obesity Plan (part 2) we’ve digested the information into a bite-sized summary of key findings and recommendations, with a specific focus on Schools and physical activity. The role of schools Part 2 of the government’s plan to significantly reduce childhood obesity identifies school’s responsibility to equip

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How we can help with your STUNNING START

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How we can help with your STUNNING START

Launch a STUNNING START at your school with a Jumpstart dance experience. We have a wide range of workshop themes including Rio de Vida: host a samba party and bring the carnival to your school The Romans: become gladiators for the day Shakes, Shocks and Hotspots: discover the full force of extreme earth We also

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What is Musical Theatre? A Guide

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At Jumpstart we love to inform you about different styles of dance – it’s amazing that there are so many genres out there! Last year, we featured our guide to Hip Hop and Morris Dance; this week we’re chatting about Musical Theatre. Musical Theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken word,

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Dance INSET with JumpStart

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Bringing Dance into your classroom can be a difficult task for any teacher, especially if you don’t know where to start and don’t have a dance background. Or maybe you are someone with dance experience that just needs modernising. At Jumpstart we are primary school dance experts and we’re here to help you bring fantastic

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Our own mental health

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Our own mental health

We’ve spent the last month or so on the blog discussing the impact of dance on the physical and mental health of children, but lets not forget about ourselves.  After all, if our own mental health is out of whack, this will impact on those around us – our pupils, our families and our friends.

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The impact of dance on physical health

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Recently we discussed the benefits of Dance on Children’s Mental Health where we noted one statistic showed that 75% of those with a mental health condition began developing it before the age of 18. Not only does Dance benefit a child’s mental health but is also important for their physical health. There is sufficient evidence

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Learn The Floss!

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Have you noticed your class wiggling about from side to side with their arms swishing around their waist? They are probably doing The Floss! I started seeing KS2 children doing the moves in January and since then it seems to have gone viral!  It all started with a young lad known as ‘The Backpack Kid’

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Emotions dance for Foundation Stage and KS1

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Our blog last week looked at children’s mental health, with a focus on year 6s and SATs. We all know that mental health is a serious issue for everyone, even at early years and Key Stage 1.  This is why we’re sharing with you today our lesson plan we use for 4 – 7 year

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Mental Health and Dance

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Mental Health and Dance

I love dance!  Which I’m sure comes as no surprise to hear seeing as it’s the nature of our business at JumpStart.  I love it because it’s always been a hobby of mine. I’m also aware of the contribution it makes to my own mental health: it makes me feel good and I forget about

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