Students at Lindell Elementary School put their energy to good use during the month of May, when they participated in a “Move it Forward” fundraiser that benefitted the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Held in conjunction with National Physical Fitness Month, the initiative promoted health and wellness and also supported the district’s emphasis on social emotional learning.
The project kicked off with a schoolwide assembly, led by representatives from the JDRF, physical education staff members and Teacher in Charge Carol Cintorino. They informed students about juvenile diabetes and the overall benefits of exercise and fitness.
On May 12, students and staff members put their greatest efforts forward for the cause during a fitness hour, for which they received donations from family members and friends. Participants walked and ran around the field as a sign of their support for all children with juvenile diabetes, and then rotated an assortment of exercise stations that featured activities such as jumping rope, hula hooping and relay races.
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