Testimonials

"Andy McKechnie delivered the L.E.A.D - Energised for Enterprise to our P7 pupils with a great deal of enthusiasm and commitment.  No gimmicks, no gizmos - just excellent communication and leadership skills.  Both teacher and pupils were mightily impressed!  This is a thoroughly relevant and worthwhile activity for any school."
Niall Brown, Head Teacher, Dalintober Primary, Campbeltown, Argyll
 
“A week after the Global Rhythms workshop staff and pupils are still raving about the excellent day they had.  All credit to Andy for encouraging and motivating everyone to perform to the best of their ability while having great fun at the same time.

“I keep being asked when Andy is returning. You can’t get better recommendation than that!”

Margo Harrington, Head Teacher, Harestanes Primary, East Dunbartonshire

“Andy McKechnie from Street Jam ran fitness workshops for every class from nursery - P7 in one day. Every child was motivated and had great fun – an excellent way to encourage active lifestyles.

“The staff well being workshop run at Lasswade Primary was rated 'very good' by every member of staff - unheard of! It gave staff excellent strategies for coping with the stresses of teaching, and for living healthier lives.”
Sheena Dawe, Education Officer, Midlothian Council and former Head Teacher, Lasswade Primary

“Street Jam has improved the fitness of our children in a fun and exciting way. The classes follow the curriculum and are always popular with staff, pupils and parents.”
Joyce Gilmour - Head Teacher, Tower Bank Primary, Edinburgh

"An excellent evening - staff and parents really enjoyed the session.  It was good to spend some time focusing on our own health & wellbeing - the laughter ensured we left feeling good and with our spirits lifted.  A very worthwhile CPD activity!" 
Hilary Elliot, Head Teacher, West Linton Primary, Borders

"Great value for money.  The children thoroughly enjoyed the day.  All fully engaged. The boys became the leaders and were totally motivated.  Targetted A Curriculum for Excellence and Health and Wellbeing. A fabulous day." 

Meg Henning, Principal Teacher, St Palladius Primary, Dalry, North Ayrshire

“Andy and Sam presented a well-planned session that focussed on the emotional and physical needs of staff.  Reactions from participants were positive saying that they felt less stress by the end of the session.  They also commented on the fact that they now have strategies to deal with stress in the future.

“It is our intention to have follow up days in the future.”
Nancy C Marshall, Head Teacher, Knowepark Primary, Selkirk

“Every child in the school from Nursery to Primary 7 thoroughly enjoyed the Street Jam workshops.  I have never seen the children so keen to take part in exercise - wonderful!”
Audrey Robertson, Head Teacher, Eyemouth Primary

"To mark the end of their six years in Millburn Academy, the school held a special event for sixth year students.

"Just over 100 pupils were energised and enthused by the words and actions of Andy McKechnie of Jammin Fitness. Andy, a former pupil of Millburn Academy, a top class skier and a World Champion public speaker, convincingly communicated to the students that as potential future leaders they had to be physically and mentally fit for leadership."
Delia Thornton, Rector, Millburn Academy, Inverness

“Jammin Fitness provided a fantastic "alternative" in-service day recently for the staffs of King's Meadow Primary School and Yester Primary School.  We were introduced to a range of skills and techniques that were of real practical use in getting our children to be active participants in "street dance."  A super alternative to "traditional" PE that allowed even the creaky oldsters amongst us to see the benefits that this kind of approach could have in terms of presenting and supporting an exciting physical activity for children.”
Donald McGillivray, Head Teacher, King's Meadow Primary School, East Lothian

"The Jammin Fitness Workshops are Curriculum for Excellence in a nutshell: motivational, inspirational, suitable for 3-18 and beyond!  Feedback from pupils, parents and staff has been outstanding!  We will definitely use Jammin Fitness again." 
Karen MacKechnie, Head Teacher, St Dominic's RC Primary School, Crieff, Perthshire

"Andy is an inspirational presenter who motivated all teaching and support staff through the 'Fit to Lead ' course. It encouraged staff to reflect on their own health and well-being and develop a more positive approach in work and in life. Staff requested further in-service for themselves and for pupils from Andy and the Street Jammin team and everyone rated the presentation very highly - all excellents and very goods!”
Linda Simpson, Head Teacher Springfield Primary, Linlithgow

“The staff at St Teresa’s Primary thoroughly enjoyed the Fit to Lead workshop and were impressed with the strategies outlined. It’s been voted the best in-service EVER! We were all full of energy and ready to salsa out to the lines on Thursday morning! - FANTASTIC!”
Aileen MacKinnon, Head Teacher, St Teresa's Primary, Glasgow

“Andy is an inspirational facilitator who motivates staff to lead healthier and happier lifestyles through self-reflection and humour.  Fun sessions which energise and enthuse everyone to make a difference to their own lives.”
Elizabeth Brown, Head Teacher, The Grove School, Tweedmouth
 
“Andy McKechnie from Jammin Fitness ran a staff health and wellbeing day on our February 2007 in-service day. Every member of staff gave very positive feedback about the day. They enjoyed the mix of activities and the opportunity to take part in different sessions. Some sessions were active, others allowed time for personal reflection and discussion.
 
“The whole staff team found it a valuable experience with time to think about themselves and possible changes they would make in order to feel better and more energised. We were encouraged to think of strategies to enable us to cope better with the challenges of the job we do every day.
 
“I would recommend this day to other schools who feel it is important as part of health promoting schools to develop a positive and healthy staff team.”
Lisa Houston, Head Teacher, North Muirton Primary, Perth
 
"Many thanks to Andy McKechnie for a fun-filled, happy day.  The children learned lots and enjoyed participating in a very active session.  Andy is a total professional and inspired us all!"
Doreen Boyd, Head Teacher, Logans Primary, North Lanarkshire


"Andy's 'Lead - Energised For Enterprise' session, for pupils at Beeslack Community High School on 30/9/09, was first class.  It was entertaining, informative, inspirational and at the same time thought provoking.  All participants rated the session very good and excellent, which is a huge endorsement of the content and delivery style."
Tom Hepburn, DHT Beeslack Community High School, Midlothian 

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