Skip, skip, hooray! Whittlesey primary school pupils enjoy healthy lifestyle day

HUNDREDS of children at Alderman Jacobs Primary School in Whittlesey have been playing sport as part of a healthy lifestyle campaign.

More than 500 youngsters competed in a host of activities including gymnastics, Zumba, obstacle courses, body combat and circus skills as well as athletics, skipping, golf, rowing and swimming.

The annual event, which took place last Friday, has been running for six years.

Liz Dakin, healthy lifestyle leader, said: “It’s a great campaign that helps keep a lot of children fit and also develops their interest in different sports.

“The children thoroughly enjoyed the day. They had fun with their friends and got to participate in sports they don’t usually get to play.”

Pupil Teegan Barnes, 10, added: “It was a really fun day that the whole school took part in.

“I really enjoyed the rowing but the skipping and body combat were also fun.”