February was Heart Health month, and Carbon School was doing their part in helping to raise awareness for keeping your heart healthy. On February 16, Carbon School held their annual Jump Rope for Heart event.
"It's helping raise awareness about heart and stroke diseases, and healthy living, and I think that everyone has been affected by it so it is very important to everyone here," says Raelene Maunula, who coordinated the event at Carbon School.
The jump rope skills that the students learn and the experience of being a part of a large program that is celebrated all across the country, will be carried with them throughout their lifetime. The jump rope for heart is part of something bigger at Carbon School.
"It's actually part of our team challenge day, so we seperate students into teams and they go throughout stations, and the jumprope is just one of the stations," explains Maunula.
Carbon school is a K-9 school, who all participate in jump rope for heart, and team challenge day.
"It's a fun activity for the kids, and they do really well at it. Not just the event but raising funds; I think that is about 25 students who fundraise and they do an amaing amount every year," Maunula tells 99.5 Drum FM.
The school raised $2300.00 this year for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and this will be an event they continue to do for years to come.