Skipping lessons fun
2:00pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
SKIPPING school has taken on a whole new meaning.
Pupils at Bury Grammar School Girls and their teachers jumped to it when asked to take part in the Skip2bfit national campaign.
They completed the challenge of skipping as many times as they could during a two-minute period.
The top skippers were rewarded with certificates presented at a school assembly by John McCormack, a professional boxing trainer who leads the UK-wide Skip2bfit fun scheme.
He said: “It was great to see the children skipping. Our message is simple: we cannot all be the best, but we can all be the best we can be. At skip2bfit we passionately believe that skipping is for everyone.
“Every child is shown how to skip and then to skip for two minutes to see how many they can do. After they have skipped, they are challenged to improve, to be the best that they can be on their second skip which is a great message.
“At the end of each session, every child was given fresh blueberries and a health leaflet as part of the programme to deliver the whole health message after their skipping session as Skip2bfit believes that the best time to introduce children to healthy food is immediately after exercise.”
Bury Grammar was also given a blueberry bush for its eco garden.
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