Twenty two primary school teachers and twenty leaders from across Leeds came together at Alwoodley Primary School to participate in Wake Up Shake Up training. Wake Up Shake Up is simple aerobic activity that is performed to music. Y5/6 students worked alongside their teachers to design a routine to music that they could then teach to other groups. The programme was developed to get children more active throughout the school day.
Wake Up Shake Up is simple so anyone can join in the routines it is most commonly delivered in the playground before school and during playtimes. It is also used to break up long classroom periods in the school day to 'wake' and energise children. Among obvious health benefits short bursts of physical activity has been proven to improve memory retention and behaviour.
Teachers left the course empowered and motivated to organise lots of delivery back in their own schools and also prepare routines for the Summer competitions.
The course was delivered by Nicola Booth Dance Coach from Leeds Rhinos Foundation. Thank you to Alwoodley PS for hosting the event.