Dorset School Games are working with Dan the Skipping Man® this year to get everyone active and participating in skipping.

Why Skipping?

Watch this video from Dan the Skipping Man® explaining why skipping is such an excellent activity

The videos provide all Dorset Schools with resources that can be used both at school or at home to support children and young people to increase their activity levels and develop new skills.


How to get started

Watch the follow welcomes and introduction from Dan the Skipping Man®;

KS1 and KS2


Secondary Welcome


What's next?

  • Home Skipping Inclusion Adaptions Home Skipping Inclusion Adaptions (PDF, 187 Kb)

    Taking part in the activity is the most important thing, use these suggestions to adapt no matter who you are, or come up with your own adaptions!

Share your progress with us using the #DorsetSchoolGamesSkipping and #DTSMChallengeSeries


Need ropes?

For orders of 50+, Dan the Skipping Man® have agreed to a special offer for all Dorset School Games schools on #RopestoPupils. Discounts can be used multiple times during the series but are per order not accumulative.

To order please email Dan@dantheskippingman.com and remember to mention Active Dorset/Dorset School Games when ordering to ensure that you get the special rate.

Dorset School Games Discounts (Bulk orders of ropes):

  • Bronze - 50-299 12.5% discount (Unit cost Standard rope £3.50 +VAT) (Unit cost Solar rope £4.38 +VAT)
  • Silver - 300-599 13.5% (Unit cost starts from £3.46 +VAT) (Unit cost Solar rope £4.33 +VAT)
  • Gold - 600+ 15% (Unit cost starts from £3.40 +VAT) (Unit cost Solar rope £4.25 +VAT)

Example shown is the standard speed rope. Discounts are available for bulk orders of Standard, Solar, Adult Ropes and Double Dutch Ropes. Postage will be charged be charged (£10+VAT) on delivery of any size.

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