Mundubbera’s heart jumps

Central and North Burnett Times - - JUNIOR SPORT -

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.”

PHO­TOS: TOBI LOF­TUS

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.

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