Mundubbera’s heart jumps
SKIPPING: THE Mundubbera State School community has raised about $3000 for the Heart Foundation by skipping.
Primary school students competed in the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser at a jump-off event at the school on November 4.
Year 6 student Jo Kassulke competed in the fundraiser.
“It was really good, especially watching all the little kids get into it and involved,” Kassulke said.
“My class did the double dutch, but I really enjoyed watching the others.
“It’s good for fitness and it’s just a lot of fun, as everyone got together and just had some giggles, and it raised money for a really good cause.”
Event organiser and teacher Lisa Whelan said it had been about eight years since Mundubbera last competed in the fundraiser.
“Jump Rope for Heart has been running for over 30 years however, it has been quite a few years since Mundubbera State School participated,” Whelan said.
“The students have really enjoyed skipping and trying new skills like criss cross, double unders and double dutch.
“It was great to see the skill level and enjoyment for skill develop over our five-week program.”
Whelan said the skipping ropes were still getting a workout at play time.
“That’s been the bonus of the whole program,” Whelan said.
“The kids are actually skipping and still doing it, practising things they’ve seen.”
Kassulke said she enjoyed showing other students how to do the double dutch.
“They are all doing double dutch and learning to skip in different ways,” Kassulke said.
“The year sixes showed some of the younger ones, like the year fives, how to do it properly.”
HEART STARTER: Students jumping at the Mundubbera Jump Rope for Heart event.
Katie Loakes gives it a shot.
Tayla Mason, Emily Hyde and Cohen Brown.
India Meadway-Edwards skips at the event.
Keiran Harzer jumps over the rope.
Madison Sparrow and Jessie Evans swirl their ropes.
Lisa Whelan leads the Year 2 students at the Mundubbera Jump Rope for Heart event.
Year 3 students jump.