Kimberly is visiting five schools across the country this week to help shape her Well-Fit primary school initiative aimed at girls and boys using dance to increase physical activity levels, self esteem and boost confidence among young people.
The pupils, aged between eight and 11, will take part in a series of warm up exercises before learning some isolation moves and then performing a choreographed dance. The schools won the dance class after entering a competition at the Youth Sport Trust national conference held at the beginning of the year.
Kimberly kicked off the week at St Issey Church of England Primary School in Wadebridge, Cornwall before heading to Lulworth and Winfrith Primary School in West Lulworth. She will continue along the coast visiting Balfour Primary School in Brighton before heading north to Crags Community School in Rotherham and ending the week at Cullercoats Primary School in North Shields.
The Youth Sport Trust is supporting Kimberly on the visits to develop the concept which the charity will develop and deliver to schools.
Kimberly, who became an ambassador for the Youth Sport Trust in 2015, is passionate about inspiring young people on the positives of dance and fitness. She said:
“I’ve been dancing for over 20 years, so my body is used to movement and exercise. Dancing has improved my health, but it’s also had a huge impact on my wellbeing and confidence.
“The aim of Well-Fit is to use dance to get more young people physically active and the way we can do this is by providing something easy for teachers to use. Dance isn’t scary, it doesn’t need to be complicated, you just need a few core moves and you’re set. I hope the teachers that took part in the class today can see that dance activities are a great way of boosting activity levels, whilst increasing body confidence.
“The valuable insight we will get from these schools visits will also help to secure further investment so we can roll the programme out nationwide.”
Ali Oliver, Chief Executive at the Youth Sport Trust Chief said: “Kimberly is a wonderful ambassador - we are privileged to be working with her to activate the Well-Fit Campaign in schools. Young people's physical, emotional and social wellbeing is our priority and Kimberly has created powerful formula which will increase physical activity levels and develop self esteem. We know happy, active and therefore healthy children achieve more in school and life.”