Jump rope to be part of schools’ sporting programme
February 1, 2013
Jump rope to be part of schools’ sporting programme

Skipping — also referred to as jump rope — could soon become a formal activity in primary schools.{{more}}

This, after several primary school teachers across St Vincent and the Grenadines now have the knowledge of how to use that implement effectively.

The teachers were involved in a one-week, Ministry of Sports organised workshop, called Jump Rope for Heart.

Shaunna Thomas and Marlon Ali of the Caribbean Sports and Development Agency (CSDA) in Trinidad and Tobago conducted the workshop.

The workshop took place at the Chili Playing Field in Georgetown, the Victoria Park in Kingstown, the Stubbs Playing Field, the Keartons Playing Field in Barrouallie and Clive Tannis Playing Field in Bequia.

The jump rope initiative is a healthy life style programme targeting the non-communicable diseases affecting young people in the schools and communities.

Co-ordinator of the workshop, Sean Stanley, told SEARCHLIGHT the teachers were taught various techniques and variations.

Stanley noted that the teachers, who were trained at the workshop, are expected to go back to their respective schools and pass on what they have learnt to fellow teachers, as well as the students.

Stanley said he hopes that the jump rope can become a part of the schools’ sports meets.

He also revealed that the ultimate aim is to have a jump rope competition among the schools. (RT)