Welcome to the 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.
Most children are going to be out of school for the next few weeks. Obviously, teachers and parents are concerned that children continue to have plenty of healthy exercise, so I hope you can encourage children to have a go at our skipping challenge.
To help children & parents interested in encouraging skipping we have a series of brief videos that illustrate various skills & challenges. Please scroll down to the bottom of the home page of our website;
or simply use this link:
Visits in the Autumn Term 2020: we are grateful for this feedback from two schools that have hosted a visit this term and have coped well with the ‘new arrangements’
.Thank you very much for the workshops on Friday afternoon. What great activities to get all children active, having fun and challenging themselves! The children had a brilliant time and I felt that you had everything in place to make sure that the workshops were COVID-19 safe. I would certainly recommend the workshops to other schools. It was so refreshing for us all to have a visitor in school and to learn new skills that could be carried on at home or at school.
I will pass on the information you have sent to parents.
Mrs Caroline Shingleton
Wethersfield C of E (VC) Primary School
We were delighted to invite Skipping Workshops back to visit our school for the second time in 2 years – as a school we were very keen to get the children active following the Covid-lockdown and felt that skipping was an activity that could be easily adapted into our PE curriculum and also as a daily fitness component – we took the decision to buy each child in the school a rope to remain Covid-safe and then brought in Lizzie to demonstrate both simple and far -reaching techniques that stretched the novice and expert alike! The children were totally enthused by the workshops and they have been left with a genuine buzz of excitement and a real legacy – Thank you all at Skipping Workshop
Dave Coates East Preston Junior School, Littlehampton
National Skipping Day 2020
The event was planned to take place this year in April and was obviously postponed. However, we do plan to go ahead with the event on Friday 6th November. 404 schools registered to National Skipping day and we hope all of them will be able to support the re-arranged date. All these schools received a detailed guide ( with activities for all year groups)as well as 10 free skipping ropes. If any new schools would like to take part we are happy to provide the 10 free skipping ropes as well as the detailed guide.
Our infant and junior ropes now cost £5 each:……… our first price increase since 2006!! For more info:
firstname.lastname@example.org 0208 786 7707 077218 43297
We’re delighted to win as part of the 2020 UK Enterprise Awards for the best ‘Youth Activity Promotion Initiative’. Very pleased our work across the UK has been recognised in this way,
We have produced a brief guide for returning schools, ‘healthy activities that promote social distancing on the playground’ : please ask for a free copy.
Our plan to hold National Skipping Day is on hold and we hope to announce a revised date when schools resume.
FRIDAY 24th April 2020
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If you would like to consider a visit from Skipping Workshops between
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If you would like the free guide, please tick here & provide an e mail
‘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.
News & Events
I just wanted to pass on a further thank you for your fantastic skipping workshops at Trinity last week.
These were thoroughly enjoyed by both children and staff and I have had such positive feedback from those involved.
Best wishes, Megan. Trinity Primary School, Portishead, February 2019
Thank you so much for coming to our school – the children have been buzzing about it since!
For me, the impact I have seen is I love seeing the children excited about the equipment they have outside in the playground and are now using the ropes in the intended way! I love seeing them practising their skills and developing their confidence in trying something new and active. It has definitely improved the behaviour on the playground as well!
Best wishes, Sophie
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!
Children at Northway Primary truly enjoyed their day with Anthony. He was very knowledgable, charismatic and engaging.
Once again thank you for coming to the IOW and enthusing our children with their skipping. They were all raving about it!
Just wanted to say a BIG thank you again for today. The children had a great time and were clearly inspired!
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.