This challenge has now ended but we may run it in the summer term if there is demand so let us know if you are interested.

Feel free to use these resources for your own staff skipping challenges.

RESULTS

35 teachers from 4 schools took part in the Skipping Workforce Challenges

Personal Best 30 seconds

1st Furze Platt

2nd Spurcroft

3rd Owlsmoor

4th New Scotland Hill

TOP 3 Personal Best Scores

Greta Hedges

Spurcroft Primary School

50

Becky Tisshaw

Furze Platt Junior School

44

Belle Gardner

Owlsmoor Primary school

31

Individual Competition

60 seconds

Tom Dearnaley

Furze Platt Junior School

187

Helen Thompson

SPURCROFT PRIMARY

145

BECKY TISSHAW

Furze Platt Junior School

127

90 seconds

Tom Dearnaley

Furze Platt Junior School

289

Linda Foster

New Scotland Hill

188

Helen Thompson

SPURCROFT PRIMARY

185

WHY SKIPPING?

Skipping isn't just for the playground. It's a great way to get your heart racing with a combination of simple moves.

One minute of skipping a day gives you all the health benefits of increasing both your fitness and coordination.

Experts say skipping burns more calories and is less stressful on the knees and other joints than running.

Easily done in your garden or maybe even in your house if you have space.

These challenges will get your feet moving, your head working and your lungs pumping.

Watch Dan explain the benefits of skipping and how the workplace challenge works

There are 2 competitions

1. SCHOOL SKIPPING WORKPLACE CHALLENGE

A TEAM event but a Personal Best Challenge so it does not matter whether you are a beginner, unfit or super fit. In fact those who are beginners or unfit are likely to achieve the biggest scores!

No other staff want to do it?- don't worry an individual can also submit!

How many skips can you do in 30 seconds? It's about improvement over the month of February.

DAY 1: Record how many skips you can do in 30 seconds. It does not matter if you have to stop to catch your breath at any point.

Practice everyday if you can. You will be impressed how quickly you can improve your score.

END DAY: Record how many skips you can do in 30 seconds.

Subtract Day 1 from END Day score and this is your Personal Best score.

We will collate the scores for your schools and work out the average score. The school with the highest average score wins the School Skipping Workplace Challenge.

Why not identify a School Skipping Champion to cajole and motivate staff members to take part.

You can skip in any style you want; forwards, backwards, double, single, speed or slalom it doesn't matter. Check out the different skipping styles HERE.

Can't skip? You can learn how do do that with Dan HERE.

If you are not used to skipping then take it easy and build up your stamina over the next few weeks.

This competition is open until 28th February 2021 so you have plenty of time to practice. Why not give it a go its a fun, easy way to get or keep fit!

Each person can input there own schools or your School Skipping Champion can collate and input.

2. INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGE

This competition is open to ALL school staff, as long as they have a school email account.

How many skips can you do in 60 seconds and/or 90 seconds?

If you are not used to skipping then take it easy and build up your stamina over the next few weeks.

This competition is open until 28th February 2021 so you have plenty of time to practice. Why not give it a go its a fun, easy way to get or keep fit!

Input your best result below.

We will announce results for both competitions in early March.

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