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Pupils jump rope for British Heart Foundation

Pupils at St Benedict’s Junior School in Ealing, west London, wear red and skip for charity

By on Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Despite the rain pupils skip to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation (Photo: Marek Nalewajko)

Despite the rain pupils skip to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation (Photo: Marek Nalewajko)

Pupils at St Benedict’s Junior School in Ealing, west London, skipped their way through the morning at the end of term to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation.

The junior school house masters and mistresses joined their colleagues from the senior school to give all the pupils the opportunity to take part in a fun and healthy skipping experience that will make a difference to someone’s life.

Everyone had to wear something red and to donate £1. The house captains helped to make everything run smoothly. The event was the brainchild of PE teacher Alison Yates, who masterminded all the arrangements.

She said: “The atmosphere was amazing with music playing and all the pupils taking part in different ways to skip, individually, in pairs or with a large group. The day was extremely successful.

“Even when it started to rain, the pupils still carried on their skipping. I am delighted that we managed to raise £270.

“We hope to do even better next year.”