Setauket Elementary School students joined the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart initiative this winter, as they participated in a 10-station obstacle course in their physical education classes.
The students jumped rope, as well as danced and navigated through the different challenges as they worked to keep their hearts and bodies healthy. In addition to the health benefits for the event, the students also worked to raise funds to support the American Heart Association’s work.
“It felt really great to help to raise funds knowing that they would help people with sick hearts,” said first-grader Lilly Rampone, who personally raised more than $200 by setting up a hot chocolate stand on her driveway.
Annually, Setauket School raises between $5,000-$8,000 for the American Heart Association.
Photo Caption: Setauket Elementary School students helped to raise funds for the American Heart Association this February as they took part in heart-smart physical activities.
Photo courtesy of the Three Village Central School District