Pupils get fit with YouTube sensation

'Jump Start Jonny' with pupils at Appletree Gardens Primary School in Whitley Bay.

'Jump Start Jonny' with pupils at Appletree Gardens Primary School in Whitley Bay.

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Children have been getting active thanks to a special visit from a YouTube sensation.

Jump Start Jonny visited Appletree Gardens First School, in Whitley Bay, and Cullercoats Primary School last Friday to help encourage them to get fit and active.

'Jump Start Jonny' works out with children at Cullercoats Primary School.

'Jump Start Jonny' works out with children at Cullercoats Primary School.

He spent time with youngsters going through his fitness dance routines.

Appletree Gardens First School had invited him as part of their Healthy Schools week.

Year 1 teacher Philippa McAvelia said: “Most of our children have never experienced such a guest and seeing such pleasure and pure joy has been brilliant.

“They had been counting down the sleeps.

“They and the staff have all had a great time.”

Cullercoats Primary School headteacher Gavin Storey said: “Jump Start Jonny was brilliant; we loved having him at Cullercoats.”