Woodstock primary school wins Dance 4 Asthma competition video

Woodstock Primary School

Woodstock Primary School win Dance 4 Asthma competition with their video

Hamilton's Woodstock School have won the primary school category in a national competition by dancing to One of a kind by Cameron Rota. 

The children danced, jumped and waved for the Dance 4 Asthma competition, which saw 39 schools enter from around the country.

Woodstock School stood out amongst 20 other primary schools with their video selfie and co-ordinated dance moves.

Woodstock Primary School win Dance 4 Asthma competition with their video.
Woodstock Primary School

Woodstock Primary School win Dance 4 Asthma competition with their video.

Their award will be presented to them on Thursday.

The competition hopes to raise the profile of asthma to all children, and the community, in a fun and positive way.

Michael Gudgeon from Java Dance was one of three judges who had the task of choosing winners in the primary, intermediate and secondary categories. 

"It was great to see such fun, creative, complex and informative videos," he said. "I can tell many hours have gone into making these videos and it really shows.

"It was fabulous to see so many students getting up, dancing and giving it a go. That's what it's all about. Being active, having fun, getting to be creative and dancing for asthma."

Acting chief executive at the Asthma Foundation, Teresa Demetriou, said she was impressed by the energy and enthusiasm shown by all the children.

"We want all our kids to be confident, healthy and participating fully at school," she said. "Asthma is responsible for 550,000 lost school days every year."

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She reported that 1 in 7 children are taking medication for asthma in New Zealand adding, " It is important to raise the profile of asthma to all our young people." ​

Havelock North Intermediate in Hawke's Bay and Avondale College in Auckland took away the other two awards. 

All videos can be seen here.

 - Stuff

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