KOOTINGAL Public School punched – or skipped – above its weight in this year’s Jump Rope for Heart.
The school of less than 200 students hopped, skipped and jumped over four weeks on the way to raising more than $4700 for the Heart Foundation.
Principal Cara Cracknell said she was “purely amazed” at the final tally, and was incredibly proud of the students.
“We’re only a school of 190 children, so to raise that much is just incredible,” Ms Cracknell said.
“We had skipping ropes available at both recess and lunch, and there was huge take up in skipping. The kids had great fun mastering all the tricks.”
Chadrick Lang raised the most of any student, with an incredible $658, while Hope Clarke had 38 sponsors, who helped her raise $240.
“We had a really good response from not just the children but the Kootingal community,” Ms Cracknell said.
“The Kootingal community is great, particularly when students are involved. They’re very supportive of their children.”