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Watch Hartlepool school children skip to it

This youngster appears to be enjoying him at the Hartlepool skipping finals.
This youngster appears to be enjoying him at the Hartlepool skipping finals.

Hartlepool pupils certainly jumped to the challenge when they were asked to take part in a skipping contest.

Twenty-two primary schools took part in the competition at the town’s Brierton Sports Centre.

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