Port Lincoln Primary raises $10,000 through Jump Rope for Heart

Port Lincoln Primary School has taken part in its first Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser in more than a decade, managing to raise more than $10,000.

The school held its Jump Off Day on Thursday which was the culmination of six weeks of participation in the fundraiser.

After not taking part in the program since 2009, the school had 75 students sign up for Jump Rope for Heart and together raised more than $10,000, skipping for a total of 279 hours.

Port Lincoln Primary managed to reach number one for South Australian schools last week and was number nine out of Australian schools.

The school has thanked physical education teacher Tyron George for his work organising the event.

For 38 years schools across Australia have participated in Jump Rope for Heart to raise funds for the Heart Foundation.

As well as raising money for the foundation the fundraiser also aims to encourage exercise, healthy eating and heart health among its young participants.