Jump Rope for Heart has been a program at Bacchus Marsh Grammar for over 15 years and has always been a very successful community event. The program aims to raise funds for the Heart Foundation to assist them in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, (one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in Australia.) The Junior and Middle School students thoroughly enjoyed the program in 2019, and it will be running again this year under slightly different arrangements.

With the current isolation and remote learning we are experiencing, Bacchus Marsh Grammar is encouraging all Junior, Middle and Senior school students to get involved, get active and raise some much needed funds for the Heart Foundation.

The focus of this year’s event will be to coordinate the fundraising as a House event. This will also combine the Woodlea and Maddingley campuses in a joint venture. The program will conclude with a celebratory “Jump off Day” at school (or remotely) which will see students demonstrating their skills in a House event.

As part of the program students will be able to earn prizes for the school, by raising as many funds as possible. As the Jump Rope for Heart program is a coordinated House event the House that raises the most amount of funds will earn House points, which will contribute to the end of year House Shield.

Students will be encouraged to get creative with their fundraising efforts, from skipping a certain number of jumps in a week to challenging family members or friends to a jump off! Skipping is a great form of exercise and activity that will raise your heart rate and get you feeling energised. Another bonus of this program is that it can be done remotely and anyone can join in: how about setting up your own jump off with a friend over Skype or Zoom? This allows you to keep active and keep socially involved, whilst following social distancing measures.

Bacchus Marsh Grammar is encouraging all students to get involved in this great program, get active and raise as many funds as possible for the Heart Foundation. Please click on your House link to make a donation. Only electronic donations will be accepted in 2020.

                                                   

BACCHUS

BRAESIDE 

HILTON 

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https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/jump-rope-for-heart
Any questions please contact contact Mr Gill (Woodlea) or Mr Long (Maddingley).