Number of Participants: 100
Hours Donated: 3
Value of Time Served: $2,535
Event Amount Raised: $7,000
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: March 2, 2018
Main Street School students participated in a variety of jump rope challenges as part of the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart program during Heart Healthy Week from Feb. 12-16. The program’s activities were designed to empower them to improve their health and encourage them to raise money for people with heart issues.
During their physical education classes, the students participated in individual short rope jumping, long rope jumping and partner jumping, among other activities.
“They showed persistence as they tried to break their own personal records and find their place on the MSS Jump Rope Wall of Fame,” physical education teacher Laura Shaw said. “They also worked together in a variety of long rope challenges as they tried to jump with one, two or three jumpers in the long ropes at once.”
Shaw said she talked to her students about preventing heart disease and the importance of exercise, healthy eating and hydration.
“In addition, the students have the opportunity to be global citizens and fundraise to help the American Heart Association,” she said. “The American Heart Association uses these funds for research and training programs. It is a really great program for our students to take part in.”
This year, Main Street School Students raised more than $7,000 for the American Heart Association. And over the last three years, the school has raised a total of more than $16,000.
“Thanks to all Main Street School families for generously supporting the student-jumpers in raising money for such an important cause,” Principal Joyce Chapnick said.
Photo 1: Main Street School physical education teacher Laura Shaw pictured with students who participated in a variety of jump rope challenges as part of the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart program.
Photos 2-3: Main Street School students participated in a variety of jump rope challenges as part of the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart program.
Photos courtesy of the Irvington Union Free School District