Students from Emerald North State School took some time last month to Jump Rope for Heart.
Students from Emerald North State School took some time last month to Jump Rope for Heart.

Kids jump in for healthy hearts

STUDENTS from Emerald North State School took some time out from learning last month to have a bit of a jump around and raise much-needed funds for a good cause.

About 290 students from Prep to Year 7 took part in the Jump Rope for Heart event, which was co-ordinated by teacher Jodie Glenn.

The students skipped, hopped, jumped and laughed their way through the different activities which Jodie said was a great way to promote health and wellbeing within the community.

“This event involved our students participating in fun and healthy challenges that encourage positive attitudes to physical activity and heart health,” Jodie said.

“Heart disease is becoming a very concerning issue in all communities and it affects people of all ages and gender.”

Jodie said the school’s aim was to raise as much money as possible for the Heart Foundation and to raise awareness about heart disease within the school.

“We raised more than $3400 and I am very proud of our community,” Jodie said.


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