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PUBLISHED: 18:15 25 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:24 24 August 2010

Skipping champions Schools from across the borough took part in a special day of skipping challenges. The Skip2bFit day was organised by the council s sports development team and the school sports partnership recently. The concept of Skip

Skipping champions

Schools from across the borough took part in a special day of skipping challenges.

The Skip2bFit day was organised by the council's sports development team and the school sports partnership recently.

The concept of Skip2bfit raises standards in numeracy in schools, by using digital skipping ropes to enhance learning, by challenging children to improve and record their own data.

The winning schools were St John's Primary and Larmenier & Sacred Heart Catholic School, while the teachers' prize went to St Mary's Catholic Primary School.

Get school applications in early

Thousands of parents are being encouraged to get their children's school applications in early.

Brent parents must fill out forms by February next year for their four and five-year-olds to start school the following September.

They can list up to four schools and will be offered their highest preference where possible.

Drop-in sessions providing information take place on February 4 at Willesden Green Library, in Willesden High Road and at Brent Town Hall, in Forty Lane, Wembley, on February 5.

Call on 020 8937 3110 or email school.admissions@brent.gov.uk

Oyster boost for passengers

The days of trekking to the Tube station to top-up are over.

More than 70 extra shops and newsagents across Brent will now sell Oyster cards and allow passengers to top-up. The increase brings the total number in Brent to 129.

Londonwide, the amount of Oyster outlets has shot up over 75 per cent from 2,200 to almost 3,800.

Less than three per cent of single Tube and bus tickets are bought with cash in London and more than three-quarters of all Tube and bus journeys are made each day using an Oyster card.

Oyster is also available on-line at www.tfl.gov.uk/oyster, over the phone via 0845 330 9876 or at Travel Information Centres across London.

Find your nearest Oyster Ticket Stop through the TfL website.


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