Welcome to Skipping Workshops

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!

Children & Schools

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 for Fitness

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.

Free ropes offer ( see below): we are very grateful to David Norton ( NORtech) for donating 3000 ropes to support this event ( i.e 10 free ropes for 300 schools). So far we have had 249 schools register and claim their free ropes………… so, we still have plenty of ropes to give away but on a ‘first come, first served’ basis until we reach 300!

 

NATIONAL SKIPPING DAY 2020

 Organised by Skipping Workshops

 

FRIDAY 24th April 2020

 

This will be the eighteenth annual National Skipping Day organised by Skipping Workshops. We usually have around 250 schools & 50,000 children taking part. (the record is 262 schools and just over 62,000 children!).

 

The main theme for 2020 is ‘promoting playground skipping’. To support schools that participate Skipping Workshops is preparing a detailed guide with suggested activities for all age groups, starting with Nursery and then specific ideas for all year groups from YR –Y6.

 

In addition, all schools taking part will be sent 10 child ropes  free of charge, courtesy of NORtech Jump Ropes.

 

Any school hosting a visit during this academic year will receive further free ropes as well as a more detailed guide to playground skipping games and activities.

 

If your school wishes to take part in this national event, please return the form  below to Skipping Workshops. Please tick the appropriate space if you want us to send you the guide and provide a postal address so we can send you the free ropes.

 

Please note, this is a ‘just for fun’ event; there is no registration fee, no fund-raising and no prizes. It is simply an attempt to encourage thousands of children to have some healthy exercise through skipping. If you wish to participate, please return the form below to Skipping Workshops, as soon as possible.

 

We plan to take part in National Skipping Day 2020

 

Name…………………………………………………………….

 

School……………………………………………………………

 

Address…………………………………………………………..

 

Number of children expected to take part ( approx.)……………………………

 

If you would like to consider a visit from Skipping Workshops between

now and April 24, please tick here……………..

 

If you would like the free guide, please tick here & provide an e mail

 

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National Skipping Day 2019

The last National Skipping Day, held in March 2019 was a great success with over 30,000 children from 131 schools skipping on the day. The theme for this year was ‘how many skips can you manage in a day’. In the end the grand total was over 4.25 million skips!! Although this was well short of the previous record ( over 7 million skips) it is still an impressive achievement and we would like to thank all the children, staff and parents who made it such a positive and worthwhile experience.

The next National Skipping Day is on April 24, 2020 when the theme is ‘playground skipping games’

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.

‘Learn to Skip’ DVD

Our ‘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.

 

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What a fabulous skipping workshop day we had with Jamie yesterday. The children enjoyed the day and it has inspired them (and their parents and teachers!) to take up skipping! Jamie was fantastic. She pitched all the workshops well and had good control over the children. She was friendly, enthusiastic and quickly developed a positive relationship with the children.
Thank you so much. We shall definitely be booking up a follow-up!

Verity Poole, Headteacher, Maynards Green Community Primary School, January 2017

Children at Northway Primary truly enjoyed their day with Anthony. He was very knowledgable, charismatic and engaging.

Thomas Vandewiele, Northway Primary, Liverpool, June 2016

Once again thank you for coming to the IOW and enthusing our children with their skipping. They were all raving about it!

Janet Tuck, Headteacher, Isle of Wight, May 2015

Just wanted to say a BIG thank you again for today. The children had a great time and were clearly inspired!

Jo Clague, Rushen Primary, Isle of Man, March 2015

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.

Mrs Edwards, Headteacher, The Grange Community Infant School, April 2015

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.

Debbie Watson, Brewers Hill Middle School, April 2015

Many thanks for such an enjoyable day! The children loved it!

Kirsten, Lyceum Prep School, April 2015