Skipping 4 Schools Health & Fitness School Workshops Nationwide
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What are our school workshops like?
We are genuinely all about skipping skills and teaching children about their 'brain gym' but we are additionally all about the Power of Perseverance as well as the Growth Mindset!
In each of our skipping coaching sessions, all children will enjoy learning a variety of age-appropriate skipping skills, whether they are individual skipping skills, partner skipping, long rope skipping or double-dutch skipping. We try to make the sessions as all-inclusive as possible and teach a wealth of skills for all ages! By teaching children a whole raft of new skills, we are promoting the development of gross and fine motor skills but for us, skipping is also about the ‘brain gym’, setting challenges to help children develop new neural pathways.
Use skipping as a fidget buster! Have you noticed children getting wriggly and losing their focus in lessons? Start with a 5 minute burst of skipping (jump along whilst reciting the alphabet or times tables or a poem etc.) and you’ll deliver a burst of oxygen as well as calm those fidgets.
5mins in the morning and 5 mins before lessons in the afternoon – cardio boost
Start every PE lesson with a skipping warm up – builds hand-eye coordination, improves footwork skills (for netball and football), great core strength builder (for swimming, dance and gymnastics).
But why Skipping4Schools in particular? Throughout the day and particularly in sessions with the older children, your coach will share his unique personal experience with the children to try to create a real sense of positivity and a 'can do' approach - as well as some brilliant skipping skills! - to demonstrate perseverance and resilience, and to give the children a real life example of the difference between "I can't do this" and "I can't do this YET", a powerful lesson in fixed mindset vs growth mindset that children can definitely take back into the classroom and their everyday lives.
We help children to discover their inner support infrastructure through the promotion of the important lifeskills of resilience and perseverance. The coaching they receive in what is ostensibly a physical education class covers both the physical and mental aspect of the growth mindset, encouraging children to think positive, be positive and do positive.