John Parnell is the "Hoop Guy"  and he has been Hooping professionally since 2008 !!  Reached the "Live" Semi-Finals of Britain's Got Talent 2017  Selected as one of the top 100 Small Businesses in the UK for 2017  Named as a Finalist in the 8th Annual National Entrepreneur Awards 2021  Awarded "Educational Entertainer of the Year" 2022 (by the SME Midlands Enterprise Awards)  Named as a Finalist in the Business Success Awards 2024  John has worked with hundreds of schools, and hundreds of thousands of children, across the UK since 2009  Want John to visit your school? Contact the Hoop Guy for more details.  John's day at your school will start with a talk which includes a discussion about "Resilience" and "Growth-Mindset" before finishing with a demonstration of loads of fancy tricks and moves that the Hoop Guy can perform with a hoop, ensuring that the children are eagerly awaiting their own session.  My Song "My Hoop Guy" as heard in my Britain's Got Talent performance, is now available from Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify and Deezer: Click here for iTunes. Also check out my latest song called "Swish, Swish, Swish, The Hula Hooping Song !!  

What can John “The Hoop Guy” do to help you and your schoolchildren? 

Hula Hooping provides healthy exercise that children will want to continue to do for months afterwards. 
It can improve children’s mental abilities through “brain-training” (Active Skills create new brain connections.) 
Hooping inspires creativity – you can suggest that the children invent new moves themselves following the training. 
Hooping assists in helping to tackle the current obesity crisis that some of our school children are facing. 
Improve Rhythm and Timing, Spatial Awareness, and Hand-Eye co-ordination. 
Inspire team-work and social play. 
Improve Cardio-vascular fitness. 

 So, who will be able to Hoop at the end of the day? 

Generally, all of Year Three, and above. Yes, really, if they can't hoop when I arrive, they certainly will be able to when I leave, as will the teachers, the teaching assistants, the playground staff and lunch staff, plus they will be able to perform a number of fancy moves and tricks to keep everyone interested in Hooping. 
I find that most Reception (or Foundation) Year One, and Year Two children generally will be unable to keep a hoop spinning, and so for those particular age groups I instead provide Hula Hooping games to music, incorporating Colours, Numbers, and Motor skills, along with some basic strategy to also encourage strategic thinking and a discussion about honesty (Why they shouldn't cheat when playing the games) 
How much does it cost? 
Between £1.50 and £3 per child, (can be less in many cases) depending on school size. This is based of course on minimum numbers taking part. 
Contact John today for a personalised quotation for your school. 
Is it value for money? 
Definitely, because as well as all of the benefits listed above, John will also leave you with ideas to run a sponsored 
Hula Hoop event where you can probably raise between £1,000 and £3000 or more for your school or organisation. 
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