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Skipping Workshops promotes health and fitness through skipping nationwide in the UK, and occasionally abroad.
Most of our work is done by our visits to primary schools, but we also organise regular skipping clubs, 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.
We think skipping is a great activity for people of all ages, but especially children. We have found that skipping improves fitness, coordination and cooperation skills, and behaviour, but equally importantly it is a form of exercise which can be enjoyed by all.

Click here to find out more about our services, including our all-day skips, our after-school workshops and our free afternoon demonstrations.

All of our ropes are gymnastic speed ropes. If you'd like to buy one, please visit our shop.

If you'd like to stay in touch with us, please join us on facebook or twitter.

To see some of the skipping skills we teach check out our videos on youtube.

We are proud to organise the annual National Skipping Day - a yearly event where children celebrate skipping and healthy exercise through schools in the UK. In March 2015, 64,350 children took part from schools all over the UK. In addition to this we organise a yearly skipping competition called the National Skipping Challenge. Schools can compete in a variety of skipping categories, and the best schools and individual skippers are recognised at the end of each year.

Our new ‘learn to skip’ video is full of ideas and tips for children ( & adults) who are new to skipping. The DVD lasts for 23 minutes & costs £8 (+ 80p towards P & P); order from  our online shop.

 

Results of the 2015 website skipping challenge: 

National Skipping Challenge 2015

Schools competition, final positions, July 2015

31 schools entered scores this year

1.     St John’s Primary, Kingston-upon-Thames

2.     Rushen  Primary, Isle of Man

3.     Watermore Primary, Bristol

4.     Malden Parochial Primary, Kingston-upon-Thames

5.     Manor Park Primary, Isle of Man

6.      St Luke’s Primary, Kingston-upon-Thames

Individual competition, final positions, July 2015

308 children entered scores this year

1.     Emilia Chittenden, St Luke’s Primary

2.     Ella Stowell, Watermore Primary

3.     Reuben Carridge, Manor Park Primary

4.     Holly Payne, Malden Parochial Primary

5.     Lucy Combes, Malden Parochial Primary

6.     Dannon Wilkinson, Watermore Primary

7.     Thomas Bennett, St John’s Primary

8.     Holly Roberts, Rushen Primary

9.     Lauren Batty, Rushen Primary

10.                         Polly Gibson, St John’s Primary

 

 

  After the success of Skipping Workshops,  set up in 1997, we have recently set up a new company providing services to schools; please check  us out : www.strikersinc.co.uk

Feedback:

I just wanted to say a big thank you to Ashleigh who ran the workshops on the day.  The children really enjoyed the sessions and have been enthusiastically practising their new skills! Kind regards Dipika Patel, Vicars Green Primary, Ealing, June 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 , HT, The Grange Community Infant School. April 2015

 

Thought I would let you know that we had a fabulous day doing National Skipping Day. We did data collection in mathematics lessons and presented the data for a display. All children loved it. Will certainly want to do next year. Please keep in touch. Many thanks, Debbie Watson, Brewers Hill Middle, Dunstable. April 2015

Just to say many thanks for such an enjoyable day! The children loved it!  Best wishes,  Kirsten    from Lyceum Prep School, Central London, March 2015

The workshop was brilliant. Thank you very much. I have directed any inquires to the website for skipping ropes.Jamie was excellent and really good with the boys. Many thanks, Suzie Buck, Caldicott Prep School, Bucks,  February 2015 

Brilliant! Thank you once again for a successful day! Year 6 loved it! Steve Lloyd, Micklem Primary, Hemel Hempstead, February 2015 

Just wanted to drop you a quick email to say 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 so will keep in touch, 

Many Thanks,    John Barnes, Little Horsted Primary, September 11, 2914

Many thanks - another successful day with Skipping Workshops! Lorraine did a fantastic job in inspiring the pupils with teaching them skipping skills and games. The children had a great day and really enjoyed themselves. Lorraine worked really hard and also stayed on after school to do an after school session with children and their parents which was great too, very best regards, Lesley Edwards, Morda Primary, Shropshire, June 2014

Thank you Marilyn for an excellent day of skipping at Norwich Primary Academy. The children were really enjoyed themselves and we were bowled over by the skills they quickly developed. Their enthusiasm for skipping continues and many now enjoy skipping at playtime and at home.

Thank you for a super day. Sophie Connell.... June 2014

 

Hi we very much enjoyed our 'skipping workshop' and after school club at the end of last half term. Thank you.  Lorraine was fantastic and was very easy to work with. Claire MacLean, Powick Primary, Worcs, June 2014

once again thank you for coming to the IOW and enthusing our children with their skipping. They are raving about it & I'm sure we will see you again. Janet Tuck, Executive HT, St. Mary's & St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary Schools, Isle of Wight, May 2014

Thank you to Jamie for a successful skipping day the children loved it and learnt a lot, Louise Jones, Brookland Infant School, Herts, February 2014

Jamie was BRILLIANT! She deserves 5 massive stars! She was very enthusiastic and supportive with our children! Please convey her our thanks again! 

Kind regards, Dirk Barendse, St Bernard's Prep School, Slough, January 31, 2014

 

Many thanks to Skipping Workshops for a great afternoon, the children loved every minute. Micklem Primary, Hemel Hempstead, Jan 27th 2014

Thank you, Harold. You delivered a great session and the girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Today the girls were practising the various skills/tricks they saw yesterday! Kind regards, Jayne McKee, High March School, Beaconsfield, January 2014 

The children had a fantastic day yesterday.  Jamie was fantastic and as I type this there are a load of children skipping away with their new ropes.  I had a herd of children at my desk desperate to use the new skipping ropes the school bought! The day was a huge success.  Thank you. 

Lucy Powell, Bursar, West Wittering Primary, January 2014 

The children have been loving their ropes at playtime! I will certainly be recommending you to other schools. We absolutely loved it! Thank you all so much for your time and effort.  Michelle Rutter, Nelson Primary School, Richmond, July 2013

 

Just a short email to say that we were very pleased with Skipping Workshops. The children all had a fabulous time and many have learnt new skills.

Charlotte was great , she delivered very well and had a great warmth and rapport with all the children. 

We will be using Skipping Workshops again and will happily recommend you to others.

Randolph Ryan,  St Paul and St Michael primary School, Hackney, July 2013

 

Thank you for the Skipping Workshops visit yesterday. it was a very successful day; many thanks, John Eden, Bramford and Somersham Schools, Suffolk, July 2013 

The workshops on our skipping day were excellent and the children LOVE skipping now. They're still going... rain or shine!

Thank you, Natalie Stevenson, Eleanor Palmer primary, Camden, July 2013