They’re skipping to it at Scamblesby School

Skippy John with pupils at Scamblesby Junior School
Skippy John with pupils at Scamblesby Junior School
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They’ve gone skipping mad at Scamblesby Church of England Primary School - with the help of ‘Skippy John’.

John Burn, from the ‘Skipping for Life’ organisation, called in at the school recently to perform a series of coaching workshops.

It followed on from a number of skipping initiatives introduced at the school last year.

Now, thanks to ‘Skippy John’, pupils are top of the skipping class.

Headteacher Julie Scawston said: “The children really have taken to skipping.

“It’s great for their fitness and co-ordination - as well as their general well being.”

Children were taught different skipping routines and how to use different length ropes.

Mrs Scrawston added: “Each class had its own workshop and by the end of the day, there was a significant improvement.

“It is tremendous to see the children in the playground. They can’t wait to get their skipping ropes out.”