Children skip to victory at festival

Some of the Whalton First School pupils that won gold at a skipping festival in the Riverside Leisure Centre.
Some of the Whalton First School pupils that won gold at a skipping festival in the Riverside Leisure Centre.

Groups of pupils at Whalton First School were jumping for joy after a very successful showing at a skipping festival in the Riverside Leisure Centre, Morpeth.

They earned six gold, one silver and four bronze medals across a variety of individual, pair and team skipping competitions.

These included the double bounce, speed bounce, side swing, cross over, face-to-face, butterfly, ’run-jump-out’ and ‘keep the pot boiling’.

And out of the four schools that took part, Whalton First School were the overall trophy winners.

Some of the children that won gold are pictured above.