Dance4Daisy - Charity Dance Event
Daisy Wigginton was diagnosed with a cancerous Lymphoblastic Lymphoma in her lung just last November. Since then, her parents are juggling child care while she receives chemotherapy and steroids around the clock in hospital. It has left the family in a worrying financial predicament and they have launched a GoFundMe campaign to help them through. Funds raised will be used to support the family in daily life and to buy equipment to improve the children’s lives on the ward, such as fridges and freezers for cold drinks and ice lollies.
Daisy’s mum, Ria Wigginton, said: “Daisy is so excited about the Dance4Daisy event. She loves dancing to this song with her sister and can’t wait to see how many kids learn the routine for her. I can’t wait to see her face as she watches it. We’re really grateful to all the schools who are keen to get involved and help raise funds to bring a bit of happiness to all the kids on the ward.”
To participate in this free, fun event, which will generate much needed support for brave Daisy in addition to being an excellent way engage children in P.E. over the coming weeks, please use the contact form below.
For more information on The PE Suite including examples of similar events we have held please visit: www.thepesuite.com
To donate please visit Daisy’s fundraising page https://www.gofundme.com/help-daisy-and-her-family
Tutorial Video Makes Teaching the Dance Routine Easy!
The Dance4Daisy tutorial video is available to schools at no cost. It is designed to be used in PE Lessons on interactive whiteboards or tablets for an interactive and fun learning experience. To support primary teachers the video includes;
- Slow motion aids to master the steps
- Step by step teaching points to enable teachers to facilitate the learning of the dance
- Suggestions for how to adapt the dance to make it easier or harder for different ability pupils
In just 4 weeks children (and teachers!) should be able to perform the dance in a coordinated manner using The PE Suite’s proven method of children leading children’s learning.
The PE Suite was responsible for a similar event last year for Cancer Research UK.
We held a World Record Attempt celebrating the theme of the Rio Olympics by dancing the Samba.
Over 2000 children were taught the samba by their own class teachers, who used the instructional videos hosted on The PE Suite. This enabled all teachers, regardless of dancing ability, of all ages and experiences to teach their classes the samba.
The result was a huge collaboration of 9 schools and over 2000 children and teachers engaged in a fantastic celebration of dance, using the theme of the Rio Olympics and hopefully breaking the record for the worlds largest samba dance!