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24th August: Ballarat's Pleasant Street Primary kids have jumped through their fundraising goal

Successfully skipping through a $10,000 dollar challenge, they also got their teachers' hearts racing. Keep up the great work PSPS!

10th August: 35 years of Jump Rope at Parkes Public School

Parkes Public School is the one school in Australia which has participated in Jump Rope for Heart every year since the program started in 1983. The students at Parkes recently held their Jump Off Day with a special appearance from Happy Heart, and Jump Rope for Heart Field Officer, Alex Fernandez.

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.

3rd July: 110 students at Trangie Central School raise over $4,000 

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.

26th June: Muswellbrook Public School joins 35-year legacy in jumping for heart health

“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.

14th June: Oberon Review: Oberon Public School prepare for Jump Off

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.

14th June: Northern Daily Leader: Less than 200 students raise more than $4,700!

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.

25th May: Busselton Mail: Birthday celebrations at Cornerstone Christian College

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!