FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
VAULTING – WALLABIES TERM GUIDE
Q1: WHY DOES MY CHILD HAVE TO TAKE A TRIAL CLASS FIRST?
Our Parkour Introduction classes for kids aged 3-5yrs are a perfect taster for our Wallabies Curriculum classes, so your child can see if they like it, most importantly! The trial class also helps us to ensure that your child is suited to group classes, and to confirm which age group is most appropriate for them, especially if they are 5yrs, and in between our age groups.
Q2: WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD JOINS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TERM?
Our Wallabies Curriculum is designed to teach parkour techniques progressively, with lots of practice in each class and throughout the term. Our ‘Recap’ and ‘Milestone’ classes, built into the curriculum at set intervals, will also help students to track their progress and develop a strong foundation in each term’s movement focus.
Q3: WHAT IF MY CHILD DOESN’T ENJOY THE CLASSES?
We are very proud of our Wallabies Curriculum developed and delivered by our experienced team, but if your child doesn’t love what we do, there’s no hard feelings. We offer a 3-class money-back guarantee, so if you’re not completely satisfied within your first three classes, we will give you a full refund.
Q4: WHY CAN’T MY CHILD JOIN THE CLASS IF THEY ARRIVE A BIT LATE?
To give your child and their classmates the best possible learning experience, the beginning of the class is just as important as the middle and end! The coach will use the first few minutes to observe the students’ attention and energy levels, explain the activities and get their minds and bodies warmed up – all of this is essential for the safety and quality of the class.
Q5: WHY ISN’T IT PADDED?
In parkour, we teach students how to develop their own risk awareness, so they can feel confident practising by themselves. While we have some soft obstacles to help with certain movements, our teaching spaces replicate real-world environments where kids are naturally inclined to move and play, such as benches and walls (and maybe your furniture at home!). This means students learn proper techniques for interacting with hard edges, so they develop the skills to train parkour anywhere, and not only when a coach is present.
Q6: WHY DO THEY LOOK LIKE THEY’RE JUST PLAYING? I WANT THEM TO LEARN PARKOUR!
Each class includes Exploration Time, which is an important part of our teaching approach, and just as valuable as the techniques and drills. Parkour has natural movement at its core, and no-one embodies this better than children! Our students are given an opportunity to explore the obstacles and the environment around them to encourage and develop their natural curiosity, creativity and love of movement.
Q7: HOW ARE YOU MANAGING THE CLASS WHEN YOU HAVE KIDS ALL THE WAY FROM 3YRS TO 5YRS?
Our coaches focus on not only the parkour movements, but also how the students work together as a group. Social connection and peer-learning is an important part of any group class, and parkour is no different – older students enjoy being responsible role models, while younger students have others to look up to and learn from.