Kids skip rope for awareness and cash

French Creek Community School raises a lot of cash, have fun and promote health

The kids at French Creek Community School stepped up to the plate and had a lot of fun (see sample above) during the recent district-wide Jump Rope For Heart.

French Creek Community School sure lived up to its motto recently, as evidenced by the impressive level of participation in the recent district-wide Jump Rope for Heart program.

According to Brandon Rockhill, Ballenas Secondary grad and former football standout who is now a student teacher at FCCS “every lunch hour we had the stereo outside with over 40 students doing jump rope, hoola hooping, and  other activities that promote healthy hearts.”

FCCS is known as ‘the small school with the big heart’ and this was evident with the high level of student participation in the recent.

FCCS, he points out, has just over 100 students which makes the number of students who took part — nearly half the student population — even more impressive.

“As a school the most important message that we tried to teach was that having fun and being active will strengthen and protect our hearts. We were very excited when we received the results that our students had raised an amazing total of $2,923 for the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation,” Rockhill surmised proudly, pointing to “all the hard work and awareness about healthy hearts that has been raised by students during the Jump Rope For Heart program.”

In recognition of the students philanthropic skipping, the entire school gathered for a celebration on the Friday afternoon with 60 minutes of fun activity stations including long rope, short rope, ‘Skip-It’, Chinese jump bands and more.

“We want to thank FCCS students and the local community for their enthusiasm and support to raise awareness about the importance of living an active lifestyle and helping others in need.”

In the meantime, FCCS he said will continue down that path thanks to the school’s new principal Brian Nikula who he said “has been an major reason for the focus on physical activity at the school. He has had many other special after-school and lunchtime programs come into the school and we just finished a very successful track meet.”

 

Just Posted

Qualicum Beach on path to ban plastic bags

Bylaw will get legal advice prior to third reading

RDN to improve ways to deal with bylaw disputes

New system being explored that will be more efficient and effective

Hotel, restaurant and multi-use residential complex proposed for Resort Drive

Parksville could soon see more rental units, some zoned for commercial use

Inside the music: step behind the curtain at the venerable Vancouver Island Music Festival

Big Read: VIMF in the Comox Valley exemplifies the spirit of an Island summer music festival

ECHO Players’ 2018/19 season announced

Qualicum Beach theatre company to show Peter Pan musical, Enchanted April and more

BC Wildfire merges two Okanagan wildfires

Large plume of smoke seen over the fire was a controlled event

Government sets full-time salary range for Justin Trudeau’s nanny

At its top range, the order works out to a rate of $21.79 per hour, assuming a 40-hour work week

Lower Mainland teams battle for baseball gold at BC Games

Vancouver Coastal squeaked out a 3-2 win against Fraser Valley

The Northern Secwepemc te Qelmucw people signed an agreement-in-principle with the B.C. government

The signing ceremony, at the Eliza Archie Memorial School, was 25 years in the making

POLL: Do you use the bus system regularly

Question of the week, July 17

Canada to resettle dozens of White Helmets and their families from Syria

There are fears the volunteers would become a target for government troops

Francesco Molinari wins British Open at Carnoustie

It is his first win at a major and the first by an Italian

Recovery high schools could help teens before addiction takes hold: B.C. parents

Schools could provide mental health supports and let parents discuss their children’s drug use openly

Haida Gwaii village faces housing crisis, targets short-term rentals

Housing is tight and the village is pretty close to zero vacancy

Most Read