Fundraising success goes on without skipping a beat
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.
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.