Lou: Let’s put Hungry Hippos on to the school curriculum

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Someone has come up with the brilliant idea of life-sized Hungry Hippos.

Instead of plastic hippos with mouths that snap open and shut and try to catch small white plastic balls, it’s humans lying on skateboards, trying to catch as many pool balls (or for a homemade equivalent, balloons) using plastic laundry baskets!

No longer is Hungry Hippos a sedate activity for Sunday nights. Having watched the various videos floating around the internet of this new phenomenon, it looks pretty exhausting!

Perhaps it should be added into the school curriculum as PE. I mean we’re always being told about rising levels of obesity in children, so introducing something a bit different might spark a bit more interest in kids to get active.