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Students prepare for Jump Rope for Heart and other community Plays!

Andrew Mantzaris,   Sunset Hills Elementary School
Community Involvement, Physical Activity Participation,  Student Leadership

Sunset Hills students have been working diligently to prepare for our Jump Rope for Heart event at the school. Not only involving their own fellow student body in the school, but motivating parents to help out too! Students have been pushing Fuel Up to Play 60 with posters, other uses of Plays, and spreading the word via morning announcements. It's really awesome to see the teamwork going into motivating others to be healthy and active. Sunset Hills Elementary School truly is a diamond that shines in Omaha.

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

The student Ambassadors will be pushing all of our community Plays and others throughout the year by honestly, self-motivating themselves to do it. They want to work hard and with less P.E. in our district, really push for our students to stay healthy.

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

Getting students motivated to help out. This was the biggest challenge since students have so much going on any way. But through their own perseverance, they have been working really hard on pushing Fuel Up to Play 60 on the rest of the school!

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Students came to me brainstorming ideas and asking suggestions. They also worked with their fellow student and teacher leaders to help out and give advice to motivating the rest of the student body. It's a wonderful team we have!