Skipping to Health!
The’ Jump Rope’ event raises money for the British Heart Foundation and is also an opportunity for young people to use skipping to enhance their health through being active whilst having fun at the same time! All Year 7 students at Hedingham School took part in a ‘jump off’ during their PE lessons on Monday June 22 when they were actively involved in skipping individually, in pairs and in groups and even racing against the staff! The sun was shining and there was music playing with the theme of jumping to inspire students to skip as many times as possible in the time available. Spike Ashworth aged 12 from Sible Hedingham said, ‘It was really fun because we did loads of different skipping games together and didn’t just skip on our own.’
Students have been doing lots of skipping activities in lessons prior to the event to help prepare them. Hopefully on the day students had lots of fun whilst raising money for the British Heart Foundation. Last year the same event raised £700 and we hope that this year the Year 7 students will raise even more! Twelve year old Molly Raven from Halstead commented, ‘I have raised £41 so far for the British Heart Foundation by skipping and I was very happy to do this because my great granddad died of a heart problem and I wanted to help the charity.’