Main Street School students participated in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart program during Heart Healthy Week from Jan. 17-20. The program’s activities empowered them to improve their health and help people with heart issues as they jumped rope.
“Heart Healthy Week is all about teaching our students how to take care of their hearts through the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart Program,” physical education teacher Laura Shaw said.
During their classes, the students learned about the different parts of the heart and the importance of exercise and healthy eating. As part of the activities, they also discovered the value of community service by raising money for the organization.
“The MSS community jumped its heart out and raised more than $2,913 for the American Heart Association,” Principal Joyce Chapnick said. “Thanks to everyone for their generosity.”
Chapnick added that Heart Healthy Week connected to the school’s character building and global citizenship initiatives. Throughout the week, the students were asked to reflect upon various character building questions and consider how they relate to living a healthy lifestyle and taking action to help others.
To demonstrate school unity and community, students and staff members wore red on Jan. 17.
Photo Captions: Main Street School students participated in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart program from Jan. 17-20.
Photos courtesy of the Irvington Union Free School District