Last week, the lower school held its annual Jump Rope for Heart event, which saw the students take to the fields and blacktop to jump rope, shoot hoops and enjoy other activities to celebrate their efforts to raise money for the American Heart Association.
The students had been collecting donations since January and had raised nearly $600 as of the day of the event. In addition to jumping rope, students also had the option of doing high jumps over a rope onto a mat, bouncing on a trampoline, running through an obstacle course and also dedicating a paper heart to someone to be posted on the “heart wall,” a tradition at every Jump Rope for Heart event. One of the students’ favorite activities was the “Tidal Wave,” which had the students run under a rope then quickly run back without getting the rope caught on their feet.
Donations are still being collected through March 30. Those interested in donating can contact lower school physical education teacher and Jump Rope for Heart coordinator Jim McGovern at JimM@harker.org.