St Peter’s Juniors scoop Skip2bfit crown

St Peter's champs

 The 14th annual Skip2bfit Thanet Primary Schools Skipping Challenge Day title has been scooped by defending champions St Peter’s Junior School.

The contest was held at Ramsgate Leisure Centre on Friday (March 3).

It was supported by Tesco, Winterwood Farms, Your Leisure and every primary school in Thanet was invited to attend.

There were 31 teams attending with 4 girls and 4 boys in each team. Prizes are awarded for the top teams in junior and infant categories.

This year the event was also attended by Sir Roger Gale MP who came along to see the work being done in Thanet to support children being active and eating healthily.

The Best Effort Cup went to Ellington Infant School.

Parent Beth Hollow said: “My son had a fantastic time. I was surprised at the amount of schools in attendance and the professionalism and quality of the event.”

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Skip2bfit creator John McCormack said: “Skip2bfit would like to thank all the schools who made the effort to bring their children along to this event.

“The children attending were all given a free skip2bfit ropes and prizes were awarded by Sir Roger Gale who himself in the past has taken up the Skip2Bfit two minute challenge scoring 68 skips. “There was also a smoothie station with lots of fruit available on the day provided by Skip2bfit sponsor’s Winterwood Farms and bottled water.”

The full results

Quartet Cup (4 skippers)Bromstone (982)St Peter’s (1536)
Double Cup (2 skippers)St Nicholas  (769)St Peter’s ( 780)
Single Cup (1 skipper)St Nicholas’s (302))St Ethelbert’s (409)
School Challenge Cup (8 skippers) Haddondene (1509)St Peter’s (2815)
Top Teacher St Gregory’s  (354)

The  top parent award went to St Joseph’s (294 skips) and the best effort overall school was Chartfield.

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