A new Basic Five-Week Program
Most schools run Jump Rope for Heart for 6-8 weeks, but it is entirely flexible to meet your needs. For teachers running the program for the first time, or those who are squeezing it into a busy schedule, the Basic Five-Week version of Jump Rope for Heart helps make it easier to get students moving.
The program is simple, and includes:
An easy to run fundraising and skipping challenge
Just one action and activity each week
All fundraising is managed online
Ready-made resources to run a successful program
What you'll receive
- Resource kit with ropes, posters and parent information
- Launch video to start the program
- Weekly skipping challenge to get your school skipping and learning new tricks
- Video tutorials to teach skipping tricks
- Message templates to help you update colleagues and parents
- Help from a dedicated Jump Rope for Heart Field Officer (if you need extra support).
How the basic 5-week program works
To get started:
If you are a teacher, register your school. This is a two-step process as we need to verify you are a teacher at the school.
Your skipping resources
Your kit with skipping ropes, coaching cards, parent information and more will arrive before you start the program. You’ll also have access to online resources including skipping videos.
Announce your program
Use the prewritten emails, social media posts and inserts to tell your colleagues, students and parents when fundraising and skipping starts.
Week 1 - Get students registered
Share the launch video at your school assembly and announce your fundraising goal. In your resource kit, you’ll have fundraising guides and stickers for students and posters to display around your school.
Week 2 - Get everyone skipping
Share Skipping Challenge 1 - this is a basic video challenge to get everyone active. Encourage students to work through the program’s skipping tricks and mark their progress along the way.
Week 3 - Award your students
Award your top school fundraisers and skippers at assembly with certificates. Share Skipping Challenge 2 – this is a basic trick, and you’ll have a video to teach the students.
Week 4 - Showcase your skippers
Ask a student from each grade to perform their favourite skipping trick at your assembly (get some teachers involved too!). Share Skipping Challenge 3 - this is a tricky one, but the video will help students learn it!
Week 5 - Hold your Jump Off Day
Set aside one hour and run skipping stations around your playground. You’ll get a run sheet with warmups, activities and timings. Celebrate your students’ achievements through the program..