September 15th: Jaxson skips through a bucket list of Sydney landmarks
When six-year-old Jaxson Toweel signed up for the Heart Foundation’s Jump Rope for Heart program, his parents Kerri and Patrick had no idea it would lead him on an odyssey across Sydney.
September 11th: Anna puts her whole heart into Jump Rope
Merryn and Lee Merrifield registered their two daughters, Anna and Elena, for the Heart Foundation’s Jump Rope for Heart program on 30 July this year – a very significant date for the Ballarat family.
A Gundagai Public School kindergartener with a family history of a genetic heart condition is the second-highest fundraiser nationally in the Heart Foundation’s Jump Rope for Heart program.
August 25th: Como brothers take Jump Rope program to heart
Skipping in the Heart Foundation’s Jump Rope for Heart program has special meaning for Como brothers Jacob and Byron Waller.
Students at Tannum Sands State School have been skipping up a storm as part of the Jump Rope for Heart program, shooting up to number one for fundraising out of all the schools across Australia.
When 10-year-old Cody Byrne heard that his school was taking part in the Heart Foundation’s Jump Rope for Heart program this year, he was especially keen to sign up and raise money to fight heart disease.
Port Lincoln Primary School in South Australia has taken part in its first Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser in more than a decade. 75 students signed up for the program and skipped for a total of 279 hours! An incredible effort and result – thank you Port Lincoln.
For Year 5 students at CGGS, this year’s Jump Rope for Heart took on a special meaning. The students skipped in honour of former chaplain, The Reverend Dr David Willsher, who died after suffering a heart attack last July. The year 5 students managed to raise an incredible $11,000 whilst taking part in Term 2 – a huge thank you to CGGS for your ongoing support towards the Heart Foundation.
Students at Canberra Girls Grammar School will have a special person in mind when they stage their annual Jump Rope for Heart “Jump Off” this morning.
Each year, more than 300,000 Aussie school kids take part in the Heart Foundation’s Jump Rope for Heart program. Every one of them is special – but nine-year-old Matilda Grimshaw is more inspiring than most.
Seven-year-old Isla Riley is one of the top individual fundraisers nationally this year. While she had just started learning to skip, Isla’s main motivation was closer to her own heart. When Isla was a baby, doctors found she had an atrial septal defect (ASD), she had open-heart surgery to treat her condition when she was two years old. Thank you Isla for helping other kids just like you, you’re a Jump Rope for Heart superstar!
The year 5 and 6 skipping team 'Heart Beats' have been helping teach the younger students to skip as well as demonstrating at other local primary schools.
As well as the pretzel, Crookwell Public School studetnts have mastered partner skipping, the criss-cross and the can-can!
Six-year-old Ellie Spiteri is participating in her school's Jump Rope for Heart program to support family members suffering from Heart Disease.
Falls Creek Public School celebrated Education Week with all sorts of skills including double dutch, partner skipping and much more!
12 July: Edward students skip for a cause
Edward Public School students in the Year 3 Jumping Jellybeans and Year 4 to 6 Demonstration team treated a large crowd of parents, students and teachers to a skipping show as part of the Jump Rope for Heart day!
Skipping throughout June, the students haven't skipped a beat while keeping active. Lead by the year 5/6 students they've raised over $2,700 for the Heart Foundation!
Year six teacher and Jump Rope for Heart coordinator Ashleigh Allwood said taking part in Jump Rope for Heart puts the focus on keeping kids holistically healthy, with a special focus on heart health. Keep up the great work Orange!
Raising a whopping $30,801 for the Heart Foundation, Woodcroft are the first school in South Australia to raise over $20,000 in the 36 years the program has been running. Thank you to Woodcroft and the wider community for the fantastic work!
7th December: Kununurra District High School, WA
They jumped, hopped and skipped to the beat raising $4344 for the Heart Foundation. Thank you Kununurra!
21st November: Berrinba Public School raises almost $3000
In just under 3 weeks Berrinba Public School raised $3000! As well as raising important funds, students learnt about the importance of keeping their hearts healthy and strong.
26th September: Jump Rope for Heart getting QLD kids moving
Keeping kids active can be a challenge these days, but Jump Rope for Heart has been getting Queensland kids moving for 35 years, follow the link for video evidence!
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.
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!