Jump jam champs!

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The winning jump jammers from Hampstead School (back, from left) Layla Mata, Shania Lawson, Emily Hodzelmans, Charlotte Doak, Katie Henderson, Alex Cojocaru, (front, from left) Jaime Cooper, Maiarangi Unahi, Tarita Tepaki, Oryannah Ulupano. Absent: RicJaLe Heke. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Jump jammers from Hampstead School have impressed and danced their way to national honours.

Performing to Macklemore’s Can’t Hold Us, the all-girl team took out the Years 5-8 Strictly Grand Final of Jump Jam 2020 in Christchurch at the weekend.

The girls, among the youngest in the competition, competed against nine other top performing teams from around the country, and showed their moves and co-ordination to come out on top.

They gained an excellence for presentation and merit for technical expertise.

The team was coached by Hampstead School teacher Jennifer Martin, who said she was incredibly proud of their efforts.

“I’m proud of them not just for the way they performed on stage in Christchurch, but for their dedication and hard work throughout the whole process, including giving up many of their lunchtimes to practise. “It was a great lesson for them to see what you can achieve when you work hard.”

Ms Martin said the team had received great support from teachers and parents.

The top four placings had been announced in reverse order and the tension had built with each announcement.

The girls enjoyed a celebratory stop at McDonalds after the final and proudly wore their medals to school on Monday.