Jumping rope is one of the staples of childhood activities. It’s fun, whether alone or with friends, and it’s fantastic exercise! Children still jump rope today, but now kids at the Henderson International School can get exercise and lend a hand to some folks in need at the same time! The American Heart Association hosts their annual Jump Rope For Heart event, enabling communities to have fun jumping rope while fundraising to help kids get their special hearts fixed. The events focus on engaging elementary and middle school students with jumping rope or playing basketball while empowering them to improve their own health and help other kids with heart-health issues.
The Henderson International School will be participating in this year’s event as part of the school’s focus on extra-curricular opportunities and commitment to community service. The event promotes overall health by developing Heart Heroes, getting kids involved with helping others and also getting them off the couch and moving in a fun way!
Through the Jump Rope For Heart Event, students learn the value of community service and become empowered to contribute to their community’s welfare. They also join together in helping other kids with special hearts, as well as learning how to develop heart-healthy habits while being physically active. The jump rope and basketball skills they learn can be used for the rest of their lives, and student participation even helps schools earn gift certificates for free P.E. equipment!
The Jump Rope For Heart Event will be taking place on March 21 at the Henderson International School, with several kickoff events leading up. To learn more, visit the school calendar here.