The West Yorkshire School Games is excited to have partnered with Skipping School to bring a new virtual skipping programme to schools across the county.
Skipping School, who are based in Leeds but work nationally, show how skipping skills learnt today will last a lifetime, and lay the foundations for better health, fitness and self-esteem.
Skip Into Summer, which started on Monday 26 April and will run until Friday 28 May, will provide schools with weekly resources to inspire and engage children to get active and have fun, and to create sustainable activity levels and boost self-esteem, confidence and overall wellbeing.
The programme will be followed by a virtual ‘Skipping Celebration Day’ on Friday 25 Junewhere children will be able to celebrate what they have learnt.
The programme has been designed with flexibility in mind. Through the summer term it aims to support those children who have been hardest hit by Covid-19 in order to have a positive impact both physically and mentally.
More than 30,000 children from 136 schools have already signed up, and you can do too.