Skip4Life / YST Mass Participation

Friday 2nd July 2010

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WOW! An amazing day, with a fantastic turnout and 30,000 children across the North and North West of England hopped, skipped and jumped for 3 minutes, as part of the Skip4Life project, our version of the Youth Sport Trust's Mass Participation initiative on Friday 2nd July, 2010.

On the last day of National Sports Week, Skipping4Schools went to Holy Cross High School in Chorley to join Hywel & Jamie, Rock FM's grooviest and definitely most anarchic afternoon presenters to lead 3 minutes of skipping with all of years 7 and 8. Even the Lord Mayor ventured to pick up a rope in support of the 3 minute skip!

Skip4Life at Holy Cross High Chorley as part of the YST's Mass Participation initiative, July 2010
Skip4Life at Holy Cross High Chorley as part of the YST's Mass Participation initiative, July 2010

Skipping4Schools worked closely with the Lancashire Healthy Schools team and 12 of the 14 Lancashire School Sports Partnerships and their PDMs to create a training programme for their teachers to take into their schools to challenge and inspire their school children and thus, Skip4Life was born. 

We were additionally keen to create a sustainable element to the package offered to the Partnerships and as part of the deal, we were able to offer schools a Skipping Workshop Set of ropes, a training DVD, a half day 'Teaching the Teachers' training session as well as our competition and cross-curricular resources pack.

Craig Vickers, PDM for Preston SSP and co-lead PDM for the Skip4Life project, said "Working with Skipping4schools on the Skip4Life project was a really pleasurable, fulfilling and professional experience. The quality of support, delivery and resources really ensured that the project was an overwhelming success, we look forward to developing the professional and business relationship with them in the future." 

Contact Tina, our Head of Difficult Questions and Interesting Solutions if you would like to discuss a tailor-made resources package for your next healthy living project!


 

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