Pupils skip to the beat to assist heart charity

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Kind-hearted youngsters at a city infant school are skipping to improve their health and boost the coffers of an important charity.

A group fo 170 pupils aged between four and seven years old at Merebrook Infant School pulled on their trainers to take part in the British Heart Foundation Jump Off challenge.

The youngsters collected sponsors, worked together to perfect new skipping techniques and spent time learning about the importance of exercise to keep their heart healthy.

Louise M Rawlence, higher level teaching assistant at the school, said: “The Jump Rope for Heart scheme has helped us to encourage healthy habits.

“We want to say a big thank you to all the parents, friends and relatives of our pupils for their generosity as we raised an amazing £712.”

For more information , visit www.bhf.org.uk/jumprope.