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Parkour craze hits Mundaring

DOZENS of kids wound up the school break learning how to parkour with the professionals at the Mundaring Sculpture Park.

Australian Parkour Association instructors Isaac McLellan and Jack Woods led participants through an introductory workshop on the sport which was popularised in France in the 1990s.

Jack said parkour was used in a reach or emergency situation whereby participants have to use their body and mind to run, climb, jump and vault.

“When I first started parkour in 2009 it was quite discreet and unknown, but it is growing in popularity,” he said.

The workshop was run by Seen and Heard which is supported by the Shire of Mundaring and Parkerville Children and Youth Care to encourage youngsters to be active and participate in community life.

About Sarah Brookes

Sarah is an award-winning journalist (2016 WA Media Awards - Best Three Suburban Newspaper Stories) who has covered our Mundaring and Kalamunda editions since 2011. She went to Eastern Hills Senior High School before studying chemistry and biology at university. Staring down a microscope two years into her degree she realised a future in science wasn’t for her – journalism was. Sarah lived in Europe before re-settling in Darlington, where her family has lived for three generations, with her two children. She has worked for various government agencies and Media Monitors. Sarah is a media junkie who loves talkback radio and devours the weekend papers.

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