Early years pupils roll out for skateboard sessions

Hillcrest Early Years Academy skateboard session.
Pupils from Miss Cotton's reception show off their skills on a skateboard.
Hillcrest Early Years Academy skateboard session. Pupils from Miss Cotton's reception show off their skills on a skateboard.

Pupils at an early years centre in Gainsborough enjoyed their first taste of extreme sports with an action-packed day of skateboarding lessons.

The youngsters at Hillcrest Early Years Academy on Heapham Road learned how much fun they can have on four-wheels in the workshops with the Team Rubicon Action Sports School.

Hillcrest Early Years Academy skateboard session.
Pupils from Miss Cotton's reception class take part in a skateboarding lesson provided by Alex Hill from Team Rubicon.

Hillcrest Early Years Academy skateboard session. Pupils from Miss Cotton's reception class take part in a skateboarding lesson provided by Alex Hill from Team Rubicon.

Instructors worked with more than 200 children aged seven or under during two days of lessons.

The sessions included how to push, turn and stop correctly, and some more advanced tricks for the adventurous.

Workshop instructor Alex Hill said: “The classes were an opportunity for the children to try something new in a friendly environment with an emphasis on safety.

“Skateboarding promotes healthy, active lifestyles and positive mental attitudes in children—and on top of that everyone had a lot of fun.”

Hillcrest Early Years Academy skateboard session. Pupils from Miss Cotton's reception class take part in a skateboarding lesson provided by Alex Hill from Team Rubicon.

Hillcrest Early Years Academy skateboard session. Pupils from Miss Cotton's reception class take part in a skateboarding lesson provided by Alex Hill from Team Rubicon.

For more information, visit www.teamrubicon.co.uk.

Hillcrest Early Years Academy skateboard session.
Pupils from Miss Cotton's reception class take part in a skateboarding lesson provided by Alex Hill from Team Rubicon.

Hillcrest Early Years Academy skateboard session. Pupils from Miss Cotton's reception class take part in a skateboarding lesson provided by Alex Hill from Team Rubicon.