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JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL GETTING A JUMP START ON THE NEW YEAR

MONTREAL, AUGUST 24, 2015 – While preparations for the upcoming school year are in well underway, the staff at John F. Kennedy High School in St. Michel (3030 Villeray) will need to bring a towel along with their classroom supplies.  On Friday, August 28  (10:30 a.m.) the team from Kangoo Style will be putting them through a unique workout.

Modelled after the actions of a kangaroo, a Kangoo workout is an intense cardiovascular workout that features dance moves, running and jumping. Participants wear Kangoos, which are shoes that combine ski boots and egg-shaped springs.

“I decided to bring in the instructor to get our teachers moving for what we know will be an exciting and fulfilling year,” said Principal Joseph Vitantonio. “Our students face many challenges along the way, and this type of activity requires some courage and determination in order to get accustomed to the Kangoo boots. I thought it would be a fun challenge for my teachers and staff, while getting active at the same time. They will need to rely on each other to help themselves through the adjustment to walking and using the boots, and then participate in a group activities.”

For more information on Kangoo Style, visit: www.kangoostyle.ca.

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca