It's safe to say their first year was a success.
Students at SouthPointe School recently spent a month collecting money from family and friends for Jump Rope for Heart — a program designed to get kids active while raising funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
In the end, they were able to bring in nearly eight times their original goal.
"We spent all of March fundraising and our initial goal was $1,000," said Grade 3 teacher Joanne Oram, who helped organize the fundraiser. "We did well over that with $7,793."
The grand total was announced on Friday (Apr.12) and students celebrated their efforts by throwing pies in the face of SouthPointe principal Carol Brown.
"If we reached our goal, we had a spirit booster where Ms. Brown would take pies in the face from the top three fundraisers," Oram added.
One of the pie throwers was Grade 6 student Seth McLachlan, who said his main objective was to raise awareness about heart disease.
Based on this year's success, SouthPointe School plans to make it an annual event.

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