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In the Classroom:
Wyoming Primary School students raise money to benefit American Heart Association
Wyoming Primary School students participated in the Jump Rope for Heart event again this year, raising nearly $15,000 for the American Heart Association.
"Students and families did an amazing job participating in the event," said Teacher Chris Stewart.
For the two weeks before Spring Break, students jumped during physical education classes using long ropes, short ropes and hula hoops. Teachers Chris Stewart and Ann Shively talked about the benefits of exercise and challenges of heart disease and made it clear that the students were raising money and jumping in honor of those who do not have the same opportunities for physical activity that they have.
"It was awesome to see how hard the kids worked during class to make sure they made the most of this opportunity," said Stewart.
Wyoming Primary Schools have participated in the Jump Rope for Heart event for the last three years. The American Heart Association donates jump ropes for the students to use in class and at recess and the Physical Education Department will also receive some funds from the AHA for classroom supplies based upon the amount of money raised.