Jump Rope For Heart Outreach Program
The Heart Foundation Jump Rope for Heart Outreach Program is a school-based physical activity and heart-health program for selected schools in NSW. It is a fun, inclusive, and non-competitive program based around skipping.
It is for schools where the traditional and hugely popular Jump Rope for Heart program isn't practical or viable.
What the program does
The program delivers the same physical activity and heart-health aspects of the traditional program, however the core difference is that there is no requirement for students to fundraise in order to participate.
Typically offered in schools located in rural, remote, and disadvantaged communities where the risk of developing heart disease is higher, Jump Rope for Heart Outreach teaches students the importance of keeping their hearts healthy through physical activity participation and healthy eating.
What the program involves
The program is easy to access and readily integrated into the NSW curriculum and school timetable. The Jump Rope for Heart Outreach Program comprises of:
- A school visit and skipping workshop with an outreach Project Officer
- Free resources to support school lead activities
- Typically run over a four to eight week period - the program is flexible and can be tailored to what best suits a school's needs
- Ongoing support from an outreach Project Officer
Register your school
To learn more, see if your school is eligible, or express interest in the Jump Rope for Heart Outreach Program, please email email@example.com
If you know your school is eligible, simply download and fill in the form below to sign up your school.
To register for the regular Jump Rope for Heart program, visit the Jump Rope for Heart website.
Governor of New South Wales, David Hurley join White Cliffs Public School to kick off the Jump Rope for Heart Outreach program.
Tools and resources
The following tools and resources are designed to help you run the Jump Rope for Heart program in your school.
'How to' videos
These short YouTube videos demonstrate a variety of skipping skills for students to try:
- Criss Cross (0:33)
- 360 Turn (0:23)
- Double Under (0:15)
- Burpee (0:27)
- Flick (0:27)
- Chinese Wheel (0:21)
- Double Dutch (0:53)
- Triangle (0:22)
- Cartwheel (1:09)
The following three short videos capture the story of the first JRFHO skipping team, the formidable "The Deadly La Pa Skipping Crew".
Program Newsletters and Newsletter insert
Our newsletters contain loads of information, resources and photos from the Program
- 2017 December Jump Rope for Heart Outreach End of Year Newsletter
- 2017 JULY Jump Rope for Heart Outreach Mid-Year newsletter
- 2016 End of Year Newsletter
- 2015 End of Year Newsletter
- 2014 End of Year Newsletter
Information for your own school newsletter
Include these to help inform your community and school about physical activity, healthy eating and heart health.
Skipping Club Coaching Tools
Skipping team sample coaching plan
These are designed to help schools train their own skipping team, based on the routine performed by skipping sensation "The Deadly La Pa Skipping Crew".
Coaching plan template
Develop your own coaching sessions.
Annual summary reports of our successful JRFH Outreach Program from 2014 to present and the inaugural JRFH Outreach Demonstration Skipping Team in 2015.
This report provides a snapshot of our JRFH Outreach Program highlights and outcomes, drawing on the results from our independent annual evaluation.
We would like to thank the following supporters of the JRFH Outreach Program for providing funding and opportunities for the program to reach some of the most remote and disadvantaged schools in NSW:
- Bennelong Foundation
- Bloomfield Group Foundation
- Fell Foundation
- Ian Sharp
- JLDJS Foundation
- Monarch Investments Foundation
- Steph Rice (Celebrity apprentice winner 2013 and Australian Olympic Swimmer)
- The George Naim Khattar Foundation
- The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation [Eldon and Anne Foote Trust Donor Advised Program 2016]
- TransGrid Community Grant