Finsbury school goes skipping mad

HUGH MYDDELTON headteacher Andy Turnock sends his pupils into raptures as he careers through the air during a Skip2Bfit funday – but his final score was rather ropey.

Teachers and pupils from the primary school in Myddelton Street, Finsbury, took part in a rigorous challenge to see how many skips they could manage in two minutes.

Mr Turnock’s score of 110 skips fell well short of the top scoring teacher Therese’s score of 287, but there were some impressive scores among the pupils.

Year Six’s Charlie (199), Year Two’s Emily (141) and little Selin (25) from reception class were among the most notable.

Mr Turnock said: “What a fantastic day. It was a treat to watch every single child in my school working as hard as they possibly could to improve their own personal achievement in skipping. I would heartily recommend a Skip2Bfit Day to any school which is serious about improving the health and fitness of the local community.”

Skip2Bfit aims to promote, develop and implement quality skipping and fitness programmes, and also visited Finsbury’s Moreland and St Luke’s Primary Schools this week.

John McCormack, from Skip2Bfit (pictured), said: “It was great that Hugh Myddleton Primary School were able to have us in for the day. We were very impressed with the positive attitude of the children in the school and all the teachers who joined in with the Skip2Bfit challenge with the children.”