Schoolchildren from across South Yorkshire got into the ‘Strictly’ spirit after hot-stepping it to be crowned champions at the B. Healthy – B. Braun Dance Cup.
Now in its 6th year, the dance cup saw over 230 pupils from eight of the region’s primary schools putting their best feet forward to take home first prize.
Bradway Primary School impressed a judging panel consisting of Harry Shaw (Pineapple Dance Studios & DanceDaze), TaylorMia Murphy (DanceDaze) and Chris Rowe (BBC1’s Greatest Dancer and DanceDaze).
Led by healthcare company B. Braun Medical Ltd and the DBL Sharks Sheffield, the B. Healthy – B. Braun programme is an initiative which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people across South Yorkshire. The dance series is delivered by DanceDaze, based in Dronfield.
The programme educates young people about the importance of good nutrition and being active, with pupils offered professional tuition in either dance or basketball as part of the scheme.
Joel Mills, Operations Manager at DBL Sharks Sheffield Basketball Club, said: “The dance cup is always a highlight in the B. Healthy – B. Braun calendar.
“Dance is a great way for pupils to get more active doing something they love, and there is always a lot of talent at the cup final. This year Bradway just stood out as they really got into the spirit of the event and looked like they were having amazing fun!”
Hans Hux, Chairman and Group Chief Executive of B. Braun Medical Ltd, said: “Our B. Healthy – B. Braun campaign has been running for more than a decade and aims to tackle health and wellbeing issues across the region.
“The school children we support through these initiatives are key – they are the future and we want them to understand how lifestyle behaviours, diet and exercise can impact on someone’s life.
“The dance cup is important as it instils from a young age the idea that exercise and physical activity doesn’t have to be boring or difficult – it can actually be really fun. We’ve seen something of a surge in enthusiasm since TV shows such as ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ which is great. All I can say is ‘Keep Dancing’!”
The B. Healthy – B. Braun programme was recently recognised for its contribution to improving and protecting public health by the prestigious Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).
For more information about the B. Healthy – B. Braun programme visit www.bbraun.co.uk.