They’re skipping lessons at Pear Tree Mead!
Education: Primary / Tue 2nd Jan 2018 at 10:27am
LAST TERM, Pear Tree Mead Academy were joined by Skip 2B Fit, a unique skipping workshop which motivates children to challenge themselves through skipping. John McCormack, the skipping instructor, delivered two fun and exciting days of exercise and physical activity. Skip 2B Fit’s focus was on participation and encouraging pupils to get involved in physical activity at school, home and throughout the community.
Children were shown how to skip and completed the 2-minute skip challenge. The children were given custom-made skipping ropes, which had built in counters so children could record their number of skips. Pupils were then asked numeracy questions and were most importantly challenged to beat their best score. The workshop helped develop a growth mindset by showing practically that dedication and effort can lead to improvement.
Mia, Year 3 student said: “I loved the 2 minute challenge and really improved my score the second time.’ The children enjoyed the challenge and all tried extremely hard to beat their best score. Miss Warner, teacher and PE coordinator said: “All of the children absolutely loved it, it was great to see the children persevere and push themselves to beat their score.”
Following this, the pupils and teachers at Pear Tree Mead will now take part in the 6 weeks skipping challenge, to see if they can beat their personal best and improve their fitness levels!