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A new approach to mark making

Build skill and confidence in mark making through our exciting workshop series.

On Your Marks is fun, engaging and leads children through activities that are creative, inclusive and ignite their desire to ‘Make their Mark’!

Get set to meet super characters, travel to the moon with sparkly silvers and go on an adventure with crayons! On Your Marks transports children into a world of mark making opportunities through imaginative sessions that develop children’s confidence, skill and engagement in pre-writing.

Originally conceived by Jo Cone at Doodle Dance, this exciting workshop series is now available to book with JumpStart Dance in Leicestershire Primary Schools and nurseries.

It has been an overwhelmingly fun and positive enhancement to our curriculum, which fits in perfectly with our school ethos of engaging children in active learning through play. We’ve been recommending it to everyone!

           – Southbourne Infant teacher

On Your Marks is designed to support the anatomical journey of mark making, priming the body ready to write. It develops strength in the shoulder girdle and core, whilst mobilising the elbow and wrist joints in preparation for fine motor activity – all through movement play and dance!

The workshop series includes plenty of moments to improve gross motor skills such as balance, body awareness and agility. Children work alone, in pairs and as a class, enabling pupils to cooperate, learn from and be inspired by each other.

It is engaging and fun and fully inclusive for all children at all levels.

           – Deb Hockley, Reception teacher

Sessions are led by experienced creative dance/movement artists, giving staff valuable opportunity to learn from specialists, gain new ideas and time to observe their class in a different context.

On Your Marks Brochure

For more information, including what to expect for our project and a sample lesson plan, click here to view our On Your Marks Brochure

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