Morecambe teacher and friends join together for online keep fit video to help keep kids' spirits up

A teacher at Torrisholme Primary School has gathered friends together from across the district to create an online video to help keep youngsters active while they are off school.

Thursday, 2nd April 2020, 10:52 am
Updated Thursday, 2nd April 2020, 10:58 am

Year 6 teacher Will Huntington got 21 friends from all over Lancaster and Morecambe to help with putting the video together.

It was filmed from their homes and follows all the government's social distancing advice.

"It’s all about getting school kids communicating with their classmates, having fun and staying fit from home," Will said. "It's already had over 2,500 views on Facebook and is going down a storm."

Will Huntington launches his online keep fit challenge.

The video uses several hashtags to help everyone to spread the message: #gethekidsCOMMUNICATING #100BurpeeChallenge #stayACTIVE #stayCONNECTED #stayHOME

Will also runs a separate Facebook page, Cross-Curricular Orienteering, which is also putting out fun fitness challenges for kids while schools are closed.

"Some really fun challenges have been set on there and more are coming up over the coming weeks and months," Will said. "Times are hard with schools closing but creating these videos is keeping us busy, putting a smile on people's faces and keeping the kids [and parents] communicating whilst staying fit at the same time."

As well as Will's keep fit classes, the school is also sharing home videos on its Facebook page from other teachers, including storytime, riddles and nursery rhymes, to help keep pupils entertained.

Will Huntington and his friends launch their online keep fit challenge.
Will Huntington's friends during their online keep fit challenge.
Will Huntington's friends during their online keep fit challenge.
Will Huntington's friends during their online keep fit challenge.
Will Huntington's friends during their online keep fit challenge.
Will Huntington's friends during their online keep fit challenge.
Will Huntington's friends during their online keep fit challenge.
Will Huntington and friends during their online keep fit challenge.