HEARTS. One of the most vital organs in the body.
Helping to make sure their hearts stay in good shape for many years to come recently was Parkview Public School.
The school’s Student Representative Council (SRC) organised a successful Jump Rope for Heart “jump off” at the end of the term three, raising more than $4000 in the process.
As a result, the money will be donated to the Heart Foundation.
Having engaged in a range of physical activity and health improvement related-learning experiences during the lead up to the event, the children threw themselves into the various jump off activities on the day which signalled the conclusion of the fundraising period.
Parkview PS SRC co-ordinator Amy Blacker was ecstatic with the success of the fundraiser.
“Our SRC identifies four charities annually which they support and, this year, the Heart Foundation was one of the charities,” she said.
“The children have really embraced not only the fundraising, but the health awareness component of the experience.
“As always we have been blown away by the generosity of our amazing community.”
Heart, stroke and blood vessel disease is the leading cause of death in Australia, and one of the major risk factors is physical inactivity.
According to the Heart Foundation, low levels of physical activity have been shown to be associated with increased risk of blocked arteries, high blood pressure and overweight and obesity among children as young as 12 years of age.
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