Skip-Hop competition – Win a European camping holiday and Panda Drinks

We are pleased to be able to provide details of the Skip-Hop competition in which you can win a 7-night Eurocamp holiday.  In addition, we have a full range of Panda drinks (6 flavours) and a skip-hop set from skip-hop UK to giveaway to a lucky Kidszine reader.

An infinitely cooler alternative to traditional skipping, skip-hop is a fusion of sports skipping and street dance that first rocketed to fame in the CBBC series Jump Nation. skip-hop is officially the hippest way for kids to keep fit, and all they need to get started is a skipping rope!  The search is on to find which kid has the ultimate moves to be named skip-hop champion 2010.

Panda Drinks are looking for kids aged 12 or under who thinks they might have what it takes to record a short film of them showing of their best skip-hop techniques (no more than one minute in length).   To make the grade skip-hoppers will have to demonstrate the speed, agility, skill and creativity needed to make it as a future skip-hop star!

To get expert insight on skip-hop and top tips for making filming entrants can visit www.pandadrinks.com.  The competition closes on 30 October.

Here are some more hints and tips to help you take your skipping to the next level before you enter:

Explore the Panda Does skip-hop section of the site, including skip-hop UK’s brilliant tutorial video!
Choose some of your favourite skip-hop moves and link them together to make a routine, practice so that one move flows into the next.
Use simple moves as a link between more tricky moves to help you keep the routine steady.
Practise your complete skip-hop routine, once you can perform it three times in a row with no mistakes you are ready to film!
Keep you routine simple and practice it to music to help you keep your rhythm.  A simple routine with no mistakes is better than complicated moves that go wrong!
Get an adult to help film you skipping and make sure they hold the camera still!
Download the Panda Guide to skip-hop for even more great tips and ideas.
Extra prizes will be awarded for the most original routine, the skip-hopper having the most fun, the skip-hop routine that makes us laugh the most and lastly the best synchronized routine with two or more skippers!

Skip-hop UK will judge the entries and name the champion who will win a fantastic Eurocamp seven-night family getaway at any of its parcs.  The ideal opportunity to perfect those skip-hop moves in the open air!

Two skip-hoppers will be chosen as runners up, both becoming a skip-hop star for a day when the guys from skip-hop visit their school to deliver a skip-hop workshop and a skip-hop presentation to the whole school with them as the star! + a goodie bag containing everything they need to take their skipping to the next level and a year’s supply of Panda to keep their thirst quenched while they practice.

To get some skip-hopping inspiration in advance and to download the Panda Guide to skip-hop visit www.pandadrinks.com.  Visit www.skip-hop.co.uk to find out how to find a skip-hop class near you or to get your hands on all the latest skip-hop gear!

In addition, Kidszine also have  a full range of Panda drinks (6 flavours) and a skip-hop set from skip-hop UK to giveaway to a lucky Kidszine reader.  In order to enter, please answer this simple question: “Which country is the native home to Pandas?”.  Email the answer to kidszine@xec.co.uk.  And finally to validate your entry, please sign up to our parenting newsletter.

Entries to be received by 31 October 2010.