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Jump Rope for Heart

25/05/2017
Jump for heart

​Established in  1983 the Heart Foundation’s Jump Rope for Heart is known for being Australia’s most popular physical activity and fundraising program, with more than 90% of all Australian schools participating. The program is designed to encourage a positive attitude towards exercise, healthy eating and heart health. Heart, stroke and blood vessel disease is the leading cause of death in Australia, and one of the major risk factors is physical inactivity. With more than 25% of children considered  overweight, there is much to be done and skipping is a great start to developing life-long healthy habits. 

On 16 June all students will be involved in a ‘Jump Off’ Day where they will participate in skipping and movement  rotations.  In  the  lead  up  to  this  event,  there  will  be  skipping  during  lunch  times  for  students  to learn  new  skills  and  get  active.  Sponsorship  forms  should  have  already  been  received.  There  will  be  a competition running between the classes, but if you choose to fundraise as a family, your total will be divided evenly  by  the  number  of  children.  If  you  are  interested  in  fundraising  online,  the  information  is  included  on the  form  or  on  the  Jump  Rope  for  Heart  website.  The  more  money  the  school  raises,  the  more  children  the
money  will  help  and  more  sport  equipment  the  schools receives. It’s a win-win  for  everyone!
For  more information and to fundraise online head to www.jumprope.org.au