Welcome to Skipping Workshops

Skipping Workshops promotes skipping as a healthy form of exercise for schools and youth groups throughout the UK.

We organise a national skipping competition, the National Skipping Challenge’, visit hundreds of schools a year with our skipping workshops, encouraging children to engage exercise all year round.

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 one of our high-quality speed skipping ropes 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 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.

To help children & parents interested in encouraging skipping, we have a series of brief videos that illustrate various skills & challenges. Watch our videos here.

 

We are an all-inclusive company and have coaches who have experience with every child’s additional needs.

Our whole school skips provide a day of skipping lessons for all age groups, from Reception to Y6. If you’d like to find out more, please Contact Us and we will find an experienced coach available in your area.

‘Learn to Skip’ DVD

Our ‘Learn to Skip’ DVD is 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, including the Crossover and the Pretzel.

 

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National Skipping Challenge Winner 2021

Congratulations to Eddie Johnson, this year’s winner of our National Skipping Challenge. Eddie is a Y6 pupil at St Andrews Primary School in South Gloucestershire. He set a new British record in the continuous crossover section with an amazing score of 2239; the previous record was set 18 years ago! He also managed outstanding scores in double unders (344) and pretzels (146) and proved a very worthy winner. St Andrews were delighted to win the highest ranking school, with top 10 scores in all the sections.

Harry Galley, our chief coach visited the school before the end of term to present the cups.

Winner 2021 challenge

Recent Feedback

“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 Workshops”

Dave Coates – East Preston Junior School, Littlehampton

 

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Testimonials

We had a fantastic week last week and all staff have commented on how brilliant the sessions were – Mary engaged all of our pupils from Reception to Year 6 and it has left a definite skipping buzz at our school. This week we’ve seen so many children using skipping ropes on the playground and playing different skipping games. One Year 2 pupil said, “Skipping was amazing but it was challenging. I loved playing the shark attack skipping game and I didn’t get caught!”

Matt Miller, Glebe Primary School, Sept 2021

Thank you for the excellent skipping workshops we had this week with Mary – the children were all thoroughly enthused and you’ve started a new craze on the playground!

Russell Kaye, East Oxford Primary School, Nov 2021

Just wanted to say thank you so much for the skipping workshops.

Mary was great and I’ve had lots of positive feedback from the adults and children!

Sarah Hammond, Hazelwood School, Enfield – May 2021

I just wanted to pass on a further thank you for Lizzie’s 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.

Megan, Trinity Primary School, Portishead – Feb 2019

Thank you so much to Lizzie 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 practicing 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

Sophie Townsend, Old Sarum Primary School, Salisbury – Sept 2019

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 – Jan 2017

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

Thomas Vandewiele, Northway Primary, Liverpool – Jun 2016