Search

Children skip for charity

PUBLISHED: 19:00 17 May 2002 | UPDATED: 11:57 03 March 2010

WITH ropes in their hands a group of Ipswich school children have skipped their way to better health and raised money for charity in the process.

Pupils at St Helen's School, near Woodbridge Road, got together for the fundraising event as part of a special Healthy Heart day.

WITH ropes in their hands a group of Ipswich school children have skipped their way to better health and raised money for charity in the process.

Pupils at St Helen's School, near Woodbridge Road, got together for the fundraising event as part of a special Healthy Heart day.

More than 80 youngsters took part in the sponsored skip, getting together into groups of five and taking it in turns to skip for two minutes.

Some of the groups managed to keep going for an hour and a half, raising lots of money for the British Heart Foundation.

There were plenty of other activities taking place throughout the afternoon at the primary school with healthy snacks and drinks available to help them keep their energy up.

PE co-ordinator Charity Shackelford said: "The day was all about health and fitness with the sponsored skip as the main event.

"We've been building up to the skipping as part of PE lessons, to help the kids build up their stamina.

"In literacy lessons the children worked on advertising for the event and they made all the artwork to decorate the hall."

She added: "They all really enjoyed it and it was a very successful afternoon.

"I think they all felt a sense of self achievement although some found it harder than they thought it would be."

The total raised for the British Heart Foundation has yet to be calculated but the sponsorship money keeps pouring in.

Weblink: www.bhf.org.uk


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ipswich Star. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Ipswich Star