Monday, 8 June 2009

Skipping Workshops

On Monday and Tuesday we were visited by Ken and Amanda from Skipping Workshops who taught the children some great new skipping moves to try out on the playground. Skipping is not only a fun way to spend your time, but also a fantastic way to keep fit and healthy. There are four different types of skipping: individual, pairs, long rope and double dutch, each with extra tricks you can add in as you get more confident.
On Monday afternoon and again just before lunch on Tuesday we had demonstration assemblies where the children (and some members of staff) showed off their newly learned skills. James C from Year 5 was particularly talented in the art of speed skipping (a record breaker in the making!).
Skipping Workshops has an online facility to register your scores in a National Competition, so that you can keep track of your own progress, challenge yourself to reach personal goals and see how your skills compare to others from around the country. If you are interested in doing so, follow the link below:

For those children who have not had a chance to buy a skipping rope so far, they will be on sale again during playtime and lunchtime tomorrow. Ropes are either £4 or £5.50 depending upon the length needed.

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