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Skipping to save lives
Skipping to save lives

O’Connor Primary once again participated in the Heart Foundation Jump Rope for Heart program on Friday, May 4.

Students from pre-primary to Year 7 joined in all the fun games and skipping events organised by physical education specialist teacher Ian Ferguson.

Established in Australia in 1983, the Heart Foundation Jump Rope for Heart is renowned for being one of Australia’s most popular physical activities and fundraising programs in schools.

Since the inception of the Heart Foundation’s Jump Rope for Heart, more than 90 per cent of all Australian schools, involving eight million school children, have participated in this fun and active program.

The Heart Foundation has given schools enough rope to stretch from Australia to Hawaii.

Each year the Heart Foundation Jump Rope attracts more than 400,000 students, in more than 2000 schools with more than 700,000 sponsors comprising families, friends and members of local school communities.