St Luke's Breaks All Records in Jump Rope for Heart
After seven weeks of jumping rope every morning before school, at lunchtime, and every afternoon, after school, Mrs Russo and the St Luke's primary school students got to jump rope one last time in the official Jump Off Day on Thursday, September 17.
The day consisted of fitness, physical activities, challenges, and of course - jumping rope, all to finalise what was the best St Luke's result for money raised of any Jump Rope for Heart year.
With a goal target of $20,000, St Luke's students managed to raise and amazing $23,886.26, placing them 5th in Australia for the most money raised, and 1st in Australia for money raised per capita.
Primary teacher and initiative leader, Hayley Russo said, "The students jumped for a total of 663 hours over a seven week period. They simply loved jumping rope; they jumped before school, after school, and they even jumped rope at home and sent in videos of themselves and their families doing it."
"We also had an amazing visit to the school from Luke Boon, who is a 67 x Australian Jump Rope Champion. He performed some amazing jump rope tricks for the students which really motivated them to jump even more."
The entire initiative was an absolute success, with 100% of money raised to go directly to the Heart Foundation. The school and the students had an amazing time, so much so, that people already can't wait for next year's event.