Super Movers (launched January 2018) is an exciting project brought to you by BBC Learning and the Premier League to get primary aged children more active (and learning while they move!).
My involvement in the project was to compose, produce and master thirty tracks for the project (including the campaign’s flagship promotion song) and also to direct the majority of the vocal recording sessions.
You can see all the videos created for the project here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/supermovers. Some of the tracks I produced included; Relative Clauses with Max and Harvey, Word Families with Tyler and Sasha, Handling Money with The Next Step, Capital Letters and Full Stops, KS1 Money, Position and Direction, Adjectives and Adverbs with Jonny and Inel, Digits and Numbers with Marlon Wallen as well as all the times tables songs for the project..
“James brought our Super Movers Brain Boosters to life! Blending fun, humour and curriculum-linked content is a tall order but James managed a perfect mix. Throughout the process James absorbed and incorporated notes from the editorial and educational teams with ease, reacted to changes at short notice and always delivered on time. Receiving the fresh tracks was a joy. His music and lyrics have inspired primary schools children nationwide to move while they learn! Our campaign is receiving praise and appreciation from critics, teachers, pupils and parents nationwide!”
Dan Gooding – Executive Producer – BBC Learning/Super Movers
“James was one of three composers commissioned to compose and produce the songs, which form the backbone of the website’s educational resources. He was given a vague idea of the musical style, a page of very dry educational points he had to turn into fun, engaging lyrics; and then he was put through a convoluted process for changes and sign off. He managed all of this with good humour, professionalism and charm; delivering over 35 amazing songs for the Super Movers website that primary children up and down the UK really love.”
Sharon Hepburn – Series Producer – BBC Learning/Super Movers
Here’s some of the national coverage the project has had on BBC Breakfast:
Getting kids to get moving during the school day is the aim of a new #SuperMovers campaign launched by the @BBC and @premierleague today.
Our reporter @timmuffett has been throwing some shapes at a school in London, along with @GabbyLogan who demonstrates her ‘super move’. pic.twitter.com/i8IjzXiRQo
— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) January 16, 2018
And here’s some of the amazing reactions we’ve been getting from the project too;
@BBCSport @BBCMOTD Year 3 love the 8 times table with Filbert Fox 🦊 we are #supermovers pic.twitter.com/7T5mqu2DcJ
— Highcliffe Primary (@highcliffeps) February 9, 2018
Rowan Class giving their bodies and brains a workout with Supermovers from the BBC and the Premier League. pic.twitter.com/SGbPCflVSg
— Simmondley School (@simmondley16) January 19, 2018
The brilliant Katie & Ash from @WBAFoundation helping Karim from @cbbc leading #SuperMovers at Tividale Community Primary School and a special guest star helping Baggie Bird. Thanks Sgt Capewell from @OldburyWMP @PLCommunities @DaveLawrence84 @callumlambertt @BBC_Teach @kayzer_1 pic.twitter.com/NCdgQnam8X
— Emma Burnell (@EmBurnell) January 18, 2018
PLAYERAPPEARANCES | Awesome engagement from KS2 children & teachers @SaintOsburgs this afternoon launching @PLCommunities #SuperMovers resources – part of #PLPrimaryStars
Thanks to @Coventry_City players & Sky Blue Sam for making it a great day! 👍👏⚽#MakingADifference pic.twitter.com/N0hAnvsuxQ
— CCFC Community (@SBitC_CCFC) January 25, 2018
#Class5CE taking part in @BBCSport @cbbc @bbceducation Supermovers Day! #healthykids pic.twitter.com/yaX3mtXngo
— Button Lane Primary (@ButtonLane_) January 18, 2018
And my personal favourite as a big Newcastle United fan. Mikel Merino having a bit of a dance:
#NUFC‘s Mikel Merino has been meeting pupils at @choppingtonps as part of the @BBC & @premierleague #SuperMovers campaign @bbcnewcastle pic.twitter.com/l6Yj6jYQcz
— Matthew Raisbeck (@raisbeck10) January 18, 2018