Children in Barking take skipping challenge with local MP

Margaret Hodge MP at Skip2bfit workshop in Eastbury Primary School

Margaret Hodge MP at Skip2bfit workshop in Eastbury Primary School - Credit: Archant

A school took part in a national skipping challege that encourages children to be more active to keep fit.

Children at Eastbury Primary School in Barking were joined by Barking MP Margaret Hodge for the Skip2bfit campaign’s ‘two minute challenge’ to see how many skips they can perform in two minutes.

The challenge on Friday 20 saw children receive certificates for taking the challenge, which has also been tried by MPs and the Prime Minister.

John McCormack, founder of Skip2bfit, said “At Skip2bfit we passionately believe that skipping is for everyone and the Skip2bfit digital counting ropes are fully adjustable for both children and adults to challenge each other.

“At the end of each session every child is given fresh blueberries and a health leaflet as part of the programme to deliver the whole health message after their skipping session, as Skip2bfit believes that the best time to introduce children to healthy food is immediately after exercise.”

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