‘Skipping’ school for heart health
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.