Welcome to the brand new Skipping Workshops website
Skipping Workshops promotes skipping as a healthy form of exercise throughout the UK.
We organise a national skipping competition, the ‘National Skipping Challenge’, visit hundreds of schools a year with our proven and high-quality skipping workshops, and we also sell gymnastic skipping ropes.
Skipping is a great activity for people of all ages, but especially children. We have found that skipping improves fitness, coordination, cooperation, and behaviour. Grab a skipping rope and join us!
Most of our work is done through our visits to primary schools across the UK, but we also organise regular skipping clubs, and work with youth groups and play-schemes.
We can tailor our daily schedule to suit the size of your school or group, ranging from special PE classes for every class in a school to our free skipping demonstrations.
Skipping is an ideal form of exercise, as it quickly gets the heart and lungs working hard. It is something that can be done on the playground or in the school hall, and doesn’t require any expensive equipment. Skipping helps develop coordination and cooperation skills, and is a form of exercise which can be enjoyed by all.
National Skipping Day 2016
National Skipping Day 2016 was held on Friday March 18th, and was a massive success, with over 35,910 children from 144 schools taking part nationwide. For more details read our National Skipping Day summary.
National Skipping Day is an annual event, organised by Skipping Workshops and sponsored by Nortech Jump Ropes, where children from across the UK celebrate skipping as a healthy and fun form of exercise.
Details about National Skipping Day 2017 will be coming soon.
New ‘Learn to Skip’ DVD
Our new ‘Learn to Skip’ DVD is now on sale! Full of tips and ideas for getting children started with skipping, this DVD takes you through the introductory footsteps, and finishes with some of the most popular skips of all, including the Crossover and the Pretzel.
News & Events
Thanks very much for organising the skipping day with Jamie – it was a resounding success! She was great with all the year groups and had the children focused, motivated and coached them brilliantly. Really got the children engaged and by last break time I would estimate at least 3/4 of the school were out skipping on the playground. Would be great to get you in again next September.
Brilliant! Thank you once again for a successful day! Year 6 loved it!
Many thanks for such an enjoyable day! The children loved it!
We had a fabulous day doing National Skipping Day. We did data collection in mathematics lessons and presented the data for a display. All the children loved it.
The energetic staff training was enjoyed by all who were then fully enthused to support the children in their workshops a fortnight later. We were fortunate that Skipping Workshops could provide us immediately with a rope for all children. We had much fun participating in National Skipping Day and the children took the ropes home that day. One Year 2 boy, before the holiday, said that he wasn’t going to play as much on his ipad because he wanted to skip outside. Thank you Skipping Workshops in helping us promote a healthy lifestyle.
Just wanted to say a BIG thank you again for today. The children had a great time and were clearly inspired!
Once again thank you for coming to the IOW and enthusing our children with their skipping. They were all raving about it!