CHILDREN in Redcar were jumping for joy last week when Paralympic gold medallist Tanni Grey-Thompson popped in to see their sponsored skip.

Year 6 pupils at Ings Farm Primary School took part in the energetic event to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

Teacher Sue Urwin said the skip was part of the pupils' studies on healthy living.

"They've been practising for about six weeks, putting together skipping routines and doing lots of fancy footwork," she said.

"It became quite addictive, with children of all ages joining in.

"We invited Tanni to come in because she is from the estate and the children have written to her in the past."