Students at David Hoy Elementary School skipped the afternoon away on April 20.
About 54 kids hit the school gym as they participated in the Heart and Stroke Jump Rope for Heart.
Mrs. Cheryl Goodwin, Kindergarten teacher at the school, is the event’s coordinator and has been for the last number of years at Sowchea School before it closed its doors in 2015.
“At Sowchea School, we raised enough for an AED (automated external defibrillator) that’s at the Fort Forum,” Goodwin said.
The hope is to raise enough for another AED machine for David Hoy Elementary School.
This was the first year the school participated in the event and it’s one that Goodwin was determined to continue.
“It’s good for kids to know that there’s people out there who need help and skipping is something that’s easy to do.”
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. and Yukon continues to help save lives through their mission: to prevent disease by giving children and youth the best start for a long, healthy life and empower Canadians to live healthy lives.
It also includes saving lives by enabling faster and better cardiac emergency response and treatment.
The students at David Hoy Elementary School ended up raising $5,507.10 in support of the Jump Rope for Heart Program which encourages healthy lifestyle choices.