A lesson in having a generous heart that’s also healthy recently culminated for students at the Fourth Street School with a physical education celebration.
Students of the Stepping Stones Day Program crushed their $200 Jump Rope for Heart goal, after having collected about $500 for the American Heart Association.
Meg Gibbons, AHA Youth Market Coordinator, joined students and staff members in heart-healthy activities such as the jump shot, long jump roping, double-dutch jump roping, and Chinese jump roping, among other exercises.
Physical education teacher Kelly Schulz commended the students for writing donation letters to friends and family.
She also thanked students in Mary Hirsch’s classroom because they created posters and selected healthy refreshments.
One student said she learned to keep one’s heart and body healthy, people need to exercise daily and eat fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
All students who participated in the celebration day received a certificate of thanks.
Students also were randomly selected to win prizes at the event and they will soon receive various prizes from the American Heart Association.
Stepping Stones Day Program is a collaborative effort between CiTi and Hillside Children’s Center, which provides a structured, small-group environment to help students overcome emotional and behavioral challenges so they may return to their home school district.