‘Skip­ping’ school for heart health

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

STU­DENTS at Mos­man Park Pri­mary School and Mos­man Park School for Deaf Chil­dren swapped school­work for skip­ping on Wed­nes­day for the an­nual ‘Jump Off Day’ as part of the Heart Foun­da­tion’s Jump Rope for Heart pro­gram.

Stu­dents from all years took part in 40-minute skip­ping ses­sions to pro­mote heart health and ex­er­cise.

Teacher Den­nis Ong said the school had been tak­ing part in the pro­gram for the past three years.

“Jump Rope for Heart raises aware­ness for heart health, which is im­por­tant for kids to learn from a young age,” he said.

“It is es­sen­tial for kids to be and stay ac­tive through­out their lives.

“We feel that it is so im­por­tant for kids to de­velop healthy ex­er­cise and eat­ing habits from an early age.”

Jump Rope for Heart was es­tab­lished in 1983 by the Heart Foun­da­tion.

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