Prior to the event, the students completed a curriculum component focused on the heart and the importance of physical activity. The “We Jump” event was the culmination of these components.
All State College SHS students participated in numerous games and activities involving the jump rope. These activities taught the importance of heart-healthy habits and being physically active, while giving students a chance to fundraise for cardiovascular research.
“The students were very enthusiastic and really raised awareness with their families and [in] their local neighborhood,” said Dan Clark, Physical Education and Health Instructor at SHS. Students at the Clearfield and DuBois SHS sites also participated. All proceeds from the event went to the American Heart Association.