Hearts jump at Junee North Public School

Students at Junee North Public School staying fit for a good cause on their annual Open Day. Picture: supplied
Students at Junee North Public School staying fit for a good cause on their annual Open Day. Picture: supplied

Students at Junee North Public School skipped to their hearts’ content for a worthy cause on Thursday, August 3.

The rain was no deterrent for the determined junior jumpers whose families joined them for the school’s annual Open Day. 

Long-rope, trip-skipping and relay challenges raised a whopping $4756 for the Heart Foundation.  

“Our SRC organised and run the activities and did a fantastic job,” principal Kay Thurston said. 

 “All students enjoyed this immensely.”

Jump Rope for Heart is a national charity initiative of the Heart Foundation, designed to keep kids healthy while raising funds.

More than 25 per cent of Australian children are considered overweight with the long-running charity activity aiming to fight this trend. 

A teddy bear’s picnic and special assembly followed, with entertainment from the class 5/6S ukulele performers. 

“We had a fantastic day,” Ms Thurston said.