Skip-a-thon hailed a huge success

Gemma Wood(left) of the Elite Boxing Academy pictured skipping with Catcote School pupil Nikita Hudoson and the British Heart Foundation mascot during the skipping event at the school.
Gemma Wood(left) of the Elite Boxing Academy pictured skipping with Catcote School pupil Nikita Hudoson and the British Heart Foundation mascot during the skipping event at the school.
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SPORTY youngsters helped raise £30 by taking part in a sponsored skip-a-thon.

Dozens of pupils at Catcote School, Business and Enterprise College, in Catcote Road, hosted the event to help raise awareness and money for the British Heart Foundation.

Youngsters were each asked to bring in 50 pence in order to take part in the skip-a-thon and a total of 90 pupils took part.

Half of the money raised will go towards buying skipping equipment for the school’s PE lessons, with the rest going to the British Heart Foundation.

Gemma Wood from the town’s Elite Boxing Academy joined in the fun with the staff and pupils and organisers say everyone had a great time.

Vicky Russell, head of the school’s PE department, said: “The students really enjoyed the day.

“A lot of them had never tried skipping before and it is a great way of keeping fit and having fun so it was nice to see so many take part.

“There was about 90 pupils taking part and we asked the children to bring in 50 pence to help raise money for equipment and the British Heart Foundation.

“As a result of the skipping event we are now looking to set up a skipping club at the school during a lunchtime. “I’d like to thank the boxing academy for helping out on the day.”

The British Heart Foundation aims to prevent people dying from heart diseases.