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‘Securing Excellence in Schools and Academies’

Skipping Fun at Burntstump Seely

Children at Burntstump Seely C of E Academy have been enjoying the outdoors with a super skipping workshop.

The skipping workshop was organised so that children could participate with the ‘Stand Up Notts’ campaign, where children pledged to do 60 minutes exercise per day.


Though the ‘Stand Up Notts’ event took place on 25th September, Burntstump Seely C of E Academy have incorporated the event’s aims into their own sports classes going forward.


Teacher and PE Coordinator, Mrs Sally Glover organised the day and said, “we thoroughly enjoyed learning new skipping skills and tricks. Many children who could not skip before were able to learn the basics very quickly thanks to the way the lesson was delivered and it was so nice to see their happy faces when they accomplished new things. They even continue to practise their new skipping skills during break times.


“I think the long rope was our favourite activity and we discussed how being active for 60 minutes every day helps us to be healthy and happy and develops children’s core strength, -whilst having fun.”


Pupil Noah said, “I enjoyed the skipping we did, I liked learning the different ways of jumping with the rope. It’s good to skip because it makes you really fit. My teacher Mrs Glover is actually really, really good at skipping!”


Pupil, Zain enjoyed learning new tricks and said, “I liked it best when I started getting really good!” and fellow pupil Roxy-Lea said, “I liked the proper skipping. I couldn’t do it before, but I can now!”


Pupil Elsie said she gave it her best efforts, “I loved it and I tried my very best! It made me nice and fit.”