Seven Kings children go skipping crazy to raise money for charity

Charity skippers from Aldborough E-ACT Free School

Charity skippers from Aldborough E-ACT Free School - Credit: Archant

Children skipped their way to the bank fundraising for a heart charity.

Children raised £350 for British Heart Foundation

Children raised £350 for British Heart Foundation - Credit: Archant

The pupils, aged six and seven, from Aldborough E-ACT Free School, in Aldborough Road South, Seven Kings, skipped all day last week to raise money for British Heart Foundation.

The challenge was part of the charity’s Be Fit and Skip campaign to promote keeping healthy through doing exercise.

The day included different challenges from single and pair skipping for the longest; jumping in and out of the rope; long-rope skipping; skipping rhymes and competitions.

Teacher Emma Knight said some of the children could not skip at all to begin with but managed to try it out to help raise a total of £350.

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She told Press Gang: “The children really enjoyed the day; they had progressed so well from the lessons both classes had taught and demonstrated this throughout the day.

“The children have worked really hard to raise money for the charity and were excited to be given the chance to make a difference.”

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