Kids skip to it to celebrate Leap Year

Molly & Jared from Rainbow Forge Primary School have a skipping day in aid of St Lukes
Molly & Jared from Rainbow Forge Primary School have a skipping day in aid of St Lukes
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LITTLE schoolmates took Leap Year literally when they dedicated their extra 24 hours on February 29 to skipping.

Each year group at Hackenthorpe’s Rainbow Forge Primary - from four years old to 11 - joined in the sponsored hop, skip and jump.

Senior teaching assistant Jeanette Saville said: “It was fantastic, the children loved it.

“Every class had a half hour slot. Some of the children have been sponsored as much as £130 each.”

The event was in aid of St Luke’s Hospice in Whirlow, which challenged organisations across the city to use this year’s extra day to take on a Leap Year Challenge.

Ecclesall Road laundry and dry cleaners Goodman Sparks has launched a shirtathon, aiming to wash, dry and press 2,012 shirts for customers by the end of March.

The charge will be the standard rate of £1.95 a shirt - and for every one processed the company will donate £1 to St Luke’s.