Skipping contest shows Sunderland kids the ropes to fitness

School skipping City finals featuring schools from Sunderland
School skipping City finals featuring schools from Sunderland
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Wearside youngsters were jumping for joy when they took part in a skipping tournament.

Children from across the city were shown the ropes when it comes to fun and fitness as part of the event.

School skipping City finals featuring schools from Sunderland

School skipping City finals featuring schools from Sunderland

The winning school which skipped their way to glory at the grand final was Easington Lane Primary School.

Skipping School Ltd was delighted to run the annual event, aimed at Year 4 youngsters and skipping sessions were delivered at schools in the city ahead of the final which was held at City Space at the University of Sunderland this week.

This was the seventh year for the skipping project and Chris Corcoran, director of Skipping School Ltd, said more than 1,500 Year 4 children from 36 primary schools had taken part in the rounds.

The schools which took part in the finals also included, Academy 360, Bexhill Academy, Castletown Primary School, Richard Avenue Primary School, Ryhope Infants School, Shiney Row Primary School and Usworth Colliery Primary School.

I continue to be amazed at the increase in skill level each year

Chris Corcoran

Chris said: “The children came together in teams of 30, to compete on a range of individual and partnership skills, and ‘mini-teams’ of six and ten playing two different long rope ‘running and jumping’ games. They also performed a ‘Skip-Dance’ musically choreographed routine.”

He said when all the points were added up Easington Lane Primary was declared the winners.

Chris said: “Having come second last year, it was obvious there was a high level of determination this year from all of the children to do their best for themselves and also each other to be judged the best team.

“I continue to be amazed at the increase in skill level each year shown by the children at all the schools, and my sincere thanks go again to all the members of the participating schools’ teaching staff, for their commitment to ensuring their children take this rewarding and positive experience for what it is - fitness through fun for everyone.”

School skipping City finals featuring schools from Sunderland

School skipping City finals featuring schools from Sunderland

School skipping City finals featuring schools from Sunderland

School skipping City finals featuring schools from Sunderland

School skipping City finals featuring schools from Sunderland

School skipping City finals featuring schools from Sunderland

School skipping City finals featuring schools from Sunderland

School skipping City finals featuring schools from Sunderland