Jammers make jump to Auckland
Barton Rural School is jump-jamming its way to the top.
The school finished third at the South Island Jump Jam regionals, securing a place in the national finals in Auckland on November 16.
Pupil Jenna Willocks, 12, also qualified in the Jump Jam Idol competition, taking place on November 15.
She will be required to lead a large group, while also maintaining high energy throughout the performance.
Jump Jam is a high energy event incorporating dance and aerobic techniques.
Barton Rural School had three teams competing in the regional event, the maximum number of teams a school of its size could have.
All three teams were coached by Alex Fraser and Claire Richmond.
Principal Anna Miller was impressed by everyone involved in the event.
"I just think they have worked really, really hard and they are going to reap the rewards from their performance. They've made all those things happen through their hard work."
She said finalists will continue their hard work, perfecting their Jump Jam techniques about three days a week leading up to the nationals, while also fundraising for their upcoming trip.
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