They’re skipping to it at Scamblesby School

Skippy John with pupils at Scamblesby Junior School
Skippy John with pupils at Scamblesby Junior School

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.”