Todd Elementary School students participated in the American Heart Association initiative
Todd Elementary School students enthusiastically practiced forward jumps, backward jumps, one-footed jumps, ski jumps and more as part of the annual Jump Rope for Heart initiative.
“You are jumping to raise awareness for the American Heart Association, heart disease and stroke,” said physical education teacher Michelle Hiltsley.
Students rotated between jumping and resting stations during their physical education classes the week of Feb. 8. At resting stations, students worked on age-appropriate activities related to heart health, ranging from tracing their fist to represent their approximate heart size to listing activities that can help keep them heart-healthy. Students in grades three and above were challenged to reach jumping goals during the period – 350 jumps for third-graders and 500 for fourth- and fifth-graders.
More information about Todd’s Jump Rope for Heart program, including a link to donate, is available on the school’s physical education website.
Photo Captions: Students at Todd Elementary School in Briarcliff Manor participated in heart-healthy activities as part of the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart initiative.
Photos courtesy of the Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District