Jump Rope For Heart
This February the Lower School celebrated American Heart month by hosting the annual, Jump Rope For Heart in grades 1-5.
Westminster Schools of Augusta celebrated American Heart month in February by hosting the annual, Jump Rope For Heart in grades 1-5. The American Heart Association (AHA) created Jump Rope For Heart as a world-wide educational program and fundraiser to help teach kids about heart-healthy habits.
"I chose American Heart Association as one of the many Lower School service projects because healthy hearts are extremely important to me," Coach Tebbs, Lower School Physical Education Teacher, stated. "Many members of my family, including my son and grandson, have had a variety of heart issues. So I support the AHA because they help fund research and treatments."
Each year the goal of the program is to educate students on exercise, good health, and nutrition. With the help of Head Westminster Chef, Keith Boring, students are educated on the benefits of fruits and vegetables through posters in the lunch line.
"The best part is knowing that the students are learning while having fun," stated Coach Tebbs. "And we are able to raise money for an organization that gives 95% of their profits to families, research, and new facilities being built."
Since bringing the program to Westminster in 1995 our students have raised over $171,000 for the American Heart Association. This year our students were challenged to jump for at least 80 minutes a week as well as create a jump rope routine in small groups. To see a video recap of their performances click here.