WHAT IS SKIP4LIFE?
Skipping is an excellent form of physical activity that can be done anywhere and has numerous health benefits.
The Skip4Life programme inspires and motivates children to use skipping to achieve their daily 60 minutes of physical activity. There are 4 possible challenges available to schools which are delivered in your school by your Physical Activity Lead.
2 Minute Challenge - the idea is to skip as many times as possible for 2 minutes. This is a personal best challenge and looks for the most improved between day 1 and day 2.
The Long Rope Challenge - aims to get the class working as a team and challenge the class to get as many children skipping through the rope in a limited period of time.
Skip 2 The Beat Challenge - increases motivation levels and aids the children's timing. Using a single rope this challenge is skipping to the beat of the music.
Skipping Tricks - teaches children to perform tricks whilst skipping and focusses on personal best improvement.
WHO’S IT FOR?
Both KS1 & KS2 classes are able to participate in this programme.
WHAT WILL THE OUTCOMES BE?
Each programme is different and aims to promote physical activity and the health benefits related around this, but it also increases confidence and self-esteem. All the workshops are carried out over two days and on the day 2 we aim to see an improvement from day 1.
WHAT WILL THE SCHOOL NEED TO DO?
Schools will need to contact us to organise two full days when we can visit the school.
Schools will need to plan a timetable so we can work with every class during the day.
Each child is provided with a skipping rope to keep.
The schools are asked to encourage the children to practice the challenges in between our visits.