British Heart Foundation - Skipping

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This year our academy has registered with the British Heart Foundation’s popular Jump Rope for Heart programme. The programme recognises the important role that regular physical activity plays in maintaining and improving health, and aims to introduce children to the massive potential of skipping and associated health benefits through a series of structured PE lessons.

An important part of Jump Rope for Heart is the organisation of a Jump Off. This is a sponsored event which will take place after the children have had a few skipping lessons and will enable the children to demonstrate, through a number of activities, how they have developed their skipping ability.

The aim of this event is to encourage the children to be more active whilst raising money for the British Heart Foundation’s lifesaving work and our academy.

One in every 180 babies born in the UK has a heart defect and, sadly, every seven minutes someone in the UK dies from a heart attack. With our support, they can drive the fight forward by doing more research, making more discoveries and offering information, support and care to heart patients and their families.

Our school jump off will be held in PE lessons during the week beginning 19th June. We would greatly appreciate any support you can give your child with their fundraising e.g. by asking your friends and family to sponsor them. The sponsorship form is attached.

Please return all sponsorship forms and money in a sealed envelope with your child’s name on it by Monday 3rd July 2017.

We hope you will support your child, academy and the British Heart Foundation in this very worthwhile programme.