Wake Up and Shake Up

Our Wake Up Shake Up programme engages children of all ages in a fun and lively way, as they learn easy routines to pop music and have a great time! So long as they do a ‘cool-down’, a calming activity to finish, they will approach their class work re-energised and in a ‘state of readiness to learn’.


Wake & Shake dance programme takes place every morning before school from 8:40am to 8:50am.


Year 6 and Year 5 ‘Wake and Shakers’ lead the routines in each classroom each day.


  • Enjoyment of school life and a sense of well-being (staff too!)

  • Improved self-esteem impacting on other curriculum areas: ‘success breeds success’

  • Improved co-ordination (gross motor skills then impacting on fine motor skills)

  • Improved rhythm and timing ( this has helped with music and dance lessons)

  • Improved concentration and application to tasks immediately after the brief exercise session

  • Increased stamina

  • Improved behaviour (“when done at the end of lunchtime, playground squabbles are forgotten and afternoon class is much better”)

  • Improved hydration (children get thirsty and WANT to drink more)