Can campaign to make skipping a sport succeed?
10 April 2013 Last updated at 11:43 BST
A campaign to make skipping a sport by encouraging more youngsters to take part is under way.
Skippers from Team GB are spearheading the drive, which has seen Chancellor George Osborne pick up a rope as part of a challenge to encourage widespread participation.
Mike Bushell, who showcases some skipping tricks himself, reports.