Exciting Jump Rope competition set for Linden

— event to coincide with Town Week celebrations

By Avenash Ramzan

Banks DIH Limited, through the world renowned Coca Cola brand, will take the annual Jump Rope competition to the Mining Town of Linden on May 17.
The official launch took place on Friday at Banks DIH Limited’s Sport Club at Thirst Park, where representatives of the various partnering groups enlightened the media on plans for the one day activity.
These officials included Banks DIH Communications Manager, Troy Peters, Senior Physical Education Officer Lindsey Langhorne and Head of the Ministry of Education’s Physical Education Department, Nicholas Fraser.
Held under the theme “Skip to my Lou”, the event will be held at the Amelia’s Ward Tarmac and is set to attract approximately 125 students from various primary and secondary schools, both in the private and public institutions of learning.

Flashback! Jump Rope is an exciting event that tests the skills of the students (Avenash Ramzan file photo)
Flashback! Jump Rope is an exciting event that tests the skills of the students (Avenash Ramzan file photo)

Fraser said, “We’ve been doing training nationally, we’ve also been having competitions every year to commemorate the Republic anniversary. This event is excellent, because we will be able to continue and keep children continually active through skipping, and Linden has taken a great step forward in terms of doing regional competitions.”
Langhorne indicated that the day’s activities will comprise rivalry among the school in four categories, namely Freestyle, Pair, Double Dutch and Last Man Standing. He pointed out that the event will coincide with the Linden Town Week celebrations, set for May 15-25.
Apart from trophies, compliments of Banks DIH Limited, the top individual performers will also receive electronic Tablets.
Peters said Banks DIH Limited is pleased to partner in the initiative, a relationship that started last year with the organisers through the Coca Cola brand. He wished the schools well and noted that his company will always to support activities that provide an avenue for young people to exert their energies.