Grade one and two students at Carlyle Elementary School (CES) participated in the “Jump Rope for Heart” campaign.
The purpose of this fundraiser which was organized by CES grade 1 teacher Ms. Erica Nistor, is to raise funds for The Heart and Stroke Foundation. Nistor was assisted by teachers Mrs. Rutten, Miss Phillip and Miss Hjorteland.
The students jumped rope to promote heart health and raise awareness. While having fun jumping rope, the kids learned about the importance of healthy habits. The funds raised will be used for life-saving research and education, giving children across Canada the best start for a healthy lifestyle.
The students jumped rope twice a week for the month of February in the school gym during their scheduled lunch hour.
There was close to 40 children who took part locally in this Canada-wide fundraiser, which all schools were welcome to sign up and participate in. The Carlyle students are currently sitting in fourth spot for funds raised for the program, raising $4,006 in the month of February, almost doubling last year’s total of $2,200.