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Skipping to the beat

WAIMEA Heights Primary School’s Jump Rope for Heart demonstration team, “the Waimea Wonders”, showed off their skipping tricks and physical fitness to an appreciative crowd in Elizabeth Street Mall last month.

The performance, which was held as part of the Heart Foundation’s Jump Rope for Heart program, coincided with Hobart City Council’s Children’s Week (24 October to 1 November).

Each year, more than 300,000 students from 1300 schools around the country participate in the program, raising money to help in the fight against heart, stroke and blood vessel disease.

A participant in the program for 13-years, Waimea Heights has raised more than $24,000 towards the cause.

Heart Foundation Tasmania chief executive officer Graeme Lynch thanked the school for its participation in the event.

“It is great to see young people getting into healthy heart habits, enjoying physical activity and simultaneously raising money to support the life-saving work of the Heart Foundation,” he said.

For more information about the Heart Foundation’s Jump Rope for Heart program, visit https://heartfoundation.org.au/jump-rope-for-heart.

Caption: Waimea Primary School’s skipping team stages a demonstration in the Elizabeth Street Mall.

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