Funding a skipping day

It has become clear, especially in recent years, that the issue of funding a skipping day has become increasingly difficult for schools that want only the best for their pupils.

Prior to October 2010, Skipping4Schools had been working closely with many School Sport Partnerships around the country that had recognised the value of skipping in everyday school life. We delivered skipping programmes throughout their regions enabling creative play, busy playgrounds and increased fitness! Many SSPs recognised that skipping offered a recreational activity that children could play on their own or in groups, in the playground or at home and that consistently offered challenges, no matter how quickly the children progressed!

Skipping in the playground

But budget cuts and difficult choices in the reallocation of school funding have meant that the issue of paying for a skipping day, although on occasion a minor issue, has become more often than not an awkward one to resolve.

And, even with trying to give schools more value for their money through our fun and creative free resources to help sustain skipping, for example as breakfast club or after-school activity, we genuinely do understand that it can be difficult to find funding for our day.

So here are some ideas we have seen and heard, of how to fund ways to make sure we get every child skipping!

  • Ask the children to bring in £1/less towards a skipping day. This means that the school pays less direct from its budget. 

  • Speak to your friendly PTA members! We have worked with many PTAs that have provided either all or half of the funding required for a skipping day. Several PTAs have additionally purchased skipping equipment (at excellent prices!) for the schools so that the children have been able to carry on the skipping buzz after one of our skipping days. The PTA can, in turn, ask that the school holds a sponsored skipping day later in the year to provide funds for PTA/school coffers. Use our Sponsored Skipping Day resources here.  

  • How about a sponsored skipping day for later in the year after we've been in to boost skipping again? It's a great healthy way to raise funds for school - and you can even get parents skipping alongside as well! We've got the resources if you've got the legs!

We'd love to come and skip at your school, so drop us a line to see if we can help or for more infos.

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