ESD Students Participate in Jump for Charity

Kneeling: Adam Russell, Sam Suarez, Mac Rodvold, Jake Lewis Standing: Esme McGaughy, Kristine Brockahgen (Lower School PE Coordinator), Caroline Martineau, Thomas Philip, Luke Peron Standing with rope in background: Will Koonsman

Last Friday, ESD fourth graders participated in the 23 annual Jump Rope for Heart event, a charity event by the national American Heart Association which raises funds and teaches students how to recognize the warning signs of a heart attack or stroke. In science, the students were learning about the cardiovascular system, so the event also reenforced their current curriculum.

“Teaching children and their families how to stay heart-healthy is an important component of our physical education and science curriculum,” said Kris Brockhagen, lower school physical education coordinator in a press release. “It is fabulous to see the support not only of our students, but our families and faculty, as well. There were over 400 participants at ESD event. This program can literally save lives.”

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