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Jump Rope for Heart

By
Maureen Fernandez,   Claremont Academy Elementary School
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Jump Rope for Heart

This year, Claremont Academy continued eating healthy and staying physically active with the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. We connected our Fuel Up to Play 60 goals with the American Heart Association activity with a Jump-a-thon, entitled "Jump Rope for Heart." Students participated in stations with jump rope activities. They had sponsors who donated to the American Heart Association. They all had a great time and learned how getting their bodies moving was keeping their hearts healthy. During our class time, we discussed reasons why we need physical activity and what benefits we gain from heaving a healthy heart. Claremont was very happy to raise funds for the American Heart Association for research and what we learned about our bodies.

How did you accomplish your goals?

Through the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, the students, faculty, and administration are already becoming more health conscious. When the American Heart Association offered us to partner with them, we knew it would be a good opportunity for students to be active, show off their skills, and help a community effort. The children wanted to jump a long time and raised money in order to do that. We were active, got fit, and helped solve a major medical problem. We just came together and got it done!