Magdalen pupils jump to it in charity challenge
Pupils at Magdalen Academy were jumping up and down with excitement at the thought of raising money for the British Heart Foundation.
Every one of the 50 students at the school contributed by taking part in a skipathon in front of parents and friends in the village hall.
They used jump ropes which were supplied by the British Heart Foundation as a fundraising package and they skipped as individuals and in small groups.
"We raised a grand total of £260," said head teacher, Suzannah Hayes.
She said that each pupil was able to take a jump rope home after the event and one has been kept at the school for use in the playground.
"As well as raising awareness of the British Heart Foundation it was a chance to encourage the children to get their fitness levels up again after the Covid lockdowns.
"The pupils loved it. Some found it easy and some found it more of a challenge but they all had a great time."
The next important date on the school calendar is November 11 when there will be a remembrance event and tea party at the school which will be attended by the borough mayor and will include contributions by the pupils.