School youngsters skip for charity

PUBLISHED: 17:45 28 June 2007 | UPDATED: 21:43 29 May 2010

Year Two children at Great Easton Primary School
Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Year Two children at Great Easton Primary School Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

SKIPPING school took on a new meaning for pupils at Great Easton Primary as they raised money for British Heart Foundation on Monday. All of the 140 pupils at the school took part in the event called Jump Rope For Heart. Infants skipped for 20 minutes, wh

SKIPPING school took on a new meaning for pupils at Great Easton Primary as they raised money for British Heart Foundation on Monday.

All of the 140 pupils at the school took part in the event called Jump Rope For Heart. Infants skipped for 20 minutes, while juniors did 30 minutes in which they did a combination of individual and group skipping where either amounts of jumps in one go or blocks of time of continuous skipping were counted.

Head teacher Damian Pye, said: "The children have been working up to this day practicing skipping at school as well as learning about the heart and the importance of getting exercise.

"The skipping took place in the playground where, although the rain held off, the wind was rather gusty adding an extra dimension for the rope spinners to contend with."

Everyone who took part will receive a certificate and prizes will be awarded to those who made the most money, jumps, and best times.

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