Jump Rope for Heart is a fundraising and physical activity program based around skipping. It teaches school aged children how to keep fit and healthy, all while having fun and raising vital funds for heart disease research and education.
Since it began in 1983, more than 90% of all Australian schools, and over eight million kids, have participated in Jump Rope for Heart. Each year the program gets more than 280,000 school students from over 1,400 schools around Australia up and skipping.
Children learn physical activities like rope-jumping to help improve their strength, gain confidence, build stamina and extend their physical abilities in other activities. The fundraising aspect also teaches them to be community minded and compassionate.
The program can be run at any time of year and is fully adaptable to each school's calendar. Teachers are also supported the whole way by our specialised team and provided with helpful resources. For more information, or to register your school in the program, visit Jump Rope for Heart (new window).