Upton Memorial School Students Jumping Ropes for Healthy Hearts
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Students at Memorial School in Upton recently did their hearts good while learning about the value of volunteering.
For the past 11 years Memorial School Physical Education Teacher Christine Horn has organized the American Heart Association Jump Rope for Heart Event which promotes a healthy lifestyle and also allows students who wish to raise money for the cause.
Christine Horn incorporated the Jump Rope for Heart Program in the physical education curriculum so all students are able to participate. Not every student raises funds but all students are part of the event. Horn said, “During my Jump Rope Unit the students learn how to have a heart healthy body.” Students also learn jump rope skills which include jumping with a single rope, long rope, and double dutch..
At the time of the interview the official amount raised by Memorial School students this year was not tallied but Horn expected it to be in the ball park of near $11,000. Memorial School has raised close to $200,000 for the American Heart Association over the past 11 years.
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