Lyminster pupils learn the ropes to skip to a healthy beat

Children in Lyminster went hopping mad during the skipping day bonanza 'D15052047a

Children in Lyminster went hopping mad during the skipping day bonanza 'D15052047a

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SKIPPING lessons normally gets children into trouble – but not if it is with a rope and in aid of charity.

Pupils in years three and four at Lyminster Primary School wore red all day on Friday to take part in the British Heart Foundation’s Jump Rope for Heart campaign.

Using ropes provided by the heart charity, the children showed off the skipping skills they have been learning since last summer and took on teachers to see who could do the most skips in a minute.

“As a healthy school, our aim is to promote a healthy lifestyle, including exercise and a healthy diet, which enables a healthy body and mind,” said a school spokeswoman.

She added: “Preparing for Jump Rope for Heart has given our pupils a reason to get active, not to mention having lots of fun.”

Lyminster is one of more than 25,000 schools to have registered to take part in the initiative since it was launched in 1987, raising vital funds for the charity.