Skip, skip hooray!

PUBLISHED: 09:59 23 November 2006 | UPDATED: 13:36 04 May 2010

Little Thetford Primary School pupils

Little Thetford Primary School pupils

Little Thetford Primary School pupils raised more than £1,000 for the British Heart Foundation by taking part in a sponsored Skipathon. One hundred and six pupils were separated into small groups and each had to skip continuously for 45 minutes, with each

Little Thetford Primary School pupils raised more than £1,000 for the British Heart Foundation by taking part in a sponsored Skipathon.

One hundred and six pupils were separated into small groups and each had to skip continuously for 45 minutes, with each child working to a cycle of skipping for one minute and then resting for six.

Headteacher Tony Breese said: "The school is constantly developing and promoting physical education and this was a great way of doing that, with the pupils practising in their lunch breaks and getting plenty of exercise.

"The children also benefited from the experience of team-work and it was great to see them cheering each other on and helping their friends get through."

The total amount raised from the Skipathon was £1,008.

Photos: HELEN DRAKE 5609 & 5632


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