Children get roped in to skipping scheme in Medway

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Children have been staying fit thanks to a skipping project.

Skip2BFit encourages youngsters to improve their fitness levels and knowledge of healthy lifestyles.

It also has an impact on pupils’ ability to learn through improving self-esteem, motivation, concentration and thinking skills across the curriculum.

All Faiths Children’s Academy in Strood recently completed the six-week programme under the guidance of headteacher Heidi Taylor.

Councillor Mike O’Brien, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services, visited the school to congratulate children and took part in a skip.

He said: “Skipping is a great way to keep fit and I’d encourage all schools to look at Skip2Bfit and follow the example of All Faiths.”

Medway was the first authority in the country to pilot Skip2BFit, which  was founded by John McCormack in Kent.

 

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