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Students jump for heart health

LIAM NUTMA, standing, pulls Carsen Holmquist free from Jayden McCullough during a game of
LIAM NUTMA, standing, pulls Carsen Holmquist free from Jayden McCullough during a game of 'shark' with a parachute at Centennial Christian School's Jump Rope for Heart Day, yesterday, May 15.
— image credit: MARGARET SPEIRS

STUDENTS AT Centennial Christian picked a beautiful day for their Jump Rope for Heart event in the school parking lot and field, yesterday, May 15.

About 80 students from kindergarten to Grade 7 collected pledges and went through a variety of jumping and skipping activities for two hours that afternoon.

"The purpose of the event is to raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and to encourage heart healthy lifestyles," said teacher Gord Buxton.

In addition to jumping rope by themselves, students tried double dutch skipping and played games with a parachute, such as 'shark' and 'igloo.'

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