Youngsters at north Norfolk school encouraged to skip lessons

Daily skip on the playground first thing in the morning.Picture: St Mary’s school in Roughton.

Daily skip on the playground first thing in the morning.Picture: St Mary’s school in Roughton. - Credit: St Mary?s school in Roughton

Youngsters at a north Norfolk school have been learning how to skip to keep them fit.

The 'Skip2Bfit team, from Kent, which promotes skipping as a fitness activity for everybody, visited St Mary's school in Roughton.

Every child in the school and members of staff joined in the workshops which combined maths, science, fitness and healthy eating to give the children a complete learning experience. Each child also went home with a punnet of blueberries.

Headteacher Kathryn Jackson said: 'The workshops were very successful and many children have now purchased the special skipping ropes that count your skips. The whole school is determined to keep this up and skips every morning before lessons for two minutes.

'Each child is aiming to improve their own score and catch up with our top skippers, Jasmine Platten, who has reached 287 skips, and Imogen Neale, 298 skips.'


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