6th July: Heart of Lockyer
Jump Rope for Heart demonstration team the Lockyer Leapers have been performing for three decades and have raised close to $70,000 for the Heart Foundation.
Steve, the grand father of six-year-old student Harry, visited Trangie Central School to talk about heart health, healthy eating and exercise, after having a heart transplant 2 years ago. The 110 students at Trangie's primary school have just raised over $4,000 for the Heart Foundation. Listen to Steve's story here.
“Jump Rope for Heart teaches our kids that being active is rewarding and fun, and encourages them to adopt healthy habits for life,” MPS jump rope coordinator Mikhaila Tomlinson said. “As a school, we have now raised more than $150,000 for the Heart Foundation since our first year participating in the Jump Rope Program back in 1992."
19th June: Year 2 student skips into second place!
Cian Gollner is being treated for a rare form of cancer and had open heart surgery a year-and-a-half-ago but it hasn’t stopped the the seven-year-old from becoming the second highest fundraiser in Australia.
14th June: Fundraiser reaches $5,000!
Jasper from Christ Church Grammar School is Australia's highest fundraiser for the program this year, with over $5,000 raised. 300 children from the school are taking part and are set for another year of success.
Students at Oberon Public School are busy skipping in the lead up to their Jump Off day later in June. Alex, one of the Jump Rope field officers recently visited the school and had the kids doing cross overs, double unders and all sorts of other skipping tricks.
Kootingal Public School has skipped above its weight - the school of less than 200 students hopped, skipped and jumped over four weeks on the way to raising close to $5,000.
It's Jump Rope's birthday and any student who raises over $500 online can win a party at their school. Term 1 winner, Emma, from Cornerstone Christian College raised over $1000. Thanks for your great efforts Emma!