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Over 6000 primary school pupils across Chelmsford took part in Skip, Hop, Hurray, a skipping festival to celebrate National Fitness Day on Wednesday September 23.
Active Essex promoted the initiative with Chelmsford School Sport Partnership (CSSP).
Since March, CSSP has been finding creative ways for children, teachers and carers to stay fit, healthy and happy during this difficult time.
With pupils returning to school, CSSP created a multi-school skipping festival with the aim of bringing accessible and safe sports back to their daily lives.
Sara Robson of Chelmsford School Sport Partnership said: “Teachers in Chelmsford were keen to take up the challenge of the Skip Hop Hurray day and taught the children skipping routines as part of their 60 minutes daily activity.”