Fundrais­ing suc­cess goes on with­out skip­ping a beat

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

PENRHOS Col­lege stu­dents have been skip­ping for joy and a good cause.

The school has raised $55,000 for the Heart Foun­da­tion through the Jump Rope for Heart pro­gram dur­ing the past three years, mak­ing it the high­est fundraiser in WA.

Ju­nior school phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion teacher Rachael No­ble said the idea of get­ting in­volved in the pro­gram was to get the stu­dents phys­i­cally ac­tive and raise money for the Heart Foundaition.

“It’s been in­cred­i­bly suc­cess­ful. We had a tar­get of $12,000 dur­ing term three and we are push­ing to­wards $16,000,” she said.

“The money came from par­ents, fam­ily mem­bers and friends.”

The stu­dents took part in a jump-off com­pe­ti­tion on Septem­ber 22, dur­ing which stu­dents from Year 3 to Year 6 worked to­gether to come up with skip­ping rou­tines.

“It was a celebration of the work that has been put in and the girls played games like skip tag and don’t miss a loop with the best girls cho­sen to per­form,” Mrs No­ble said.

Pic­ture: Marie Nirme www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d459847

Penrhos Col­lege stu­dents (from left) Leah Craw­ley (12), An­nika Lar­ment (11), Char­lotte Gib­bons (12), Ara­bella Edgar (12) and Char­lotte Esze (11) raised money for Heart WA in the Jump Rope for Heart pro­gram.

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