Wednesday, February 5, 2014
"Jump for the Gold" - 2014 Jumpathon!
Winter Olympics! Yes, the Winter Olympics was the theme of our 2014 annual Jumpathon! Each year the 3rd and 4th grade students participate in the Jumpathon, sponsored by the American Heart Association. It is always a fun and an exhausting afternoon as the students showcase their rope jumping skills. The students were grouped by winter Olympic sports: Bobsled, Figure Skating, Curling, Cross Country Skiing, Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Luge, and Ski Jumping. After an invigorating warm-up, the students then get out on the floor and performed the various jumps they have learned in class. Some of the favorite jumps are HOT PEPPERS, partner jumps, and the jogging jump across the gym. Once again, the Breck Mustang made a cameo appearance to all the excitement of the students. This event gives students the unique opportunity to connect service with learning and physical activity.
Below you can see several fun pictures of the students enjoying the event!
The Breck physical education department wants to thank each student that participated in the fun event. Although the totals are not yet final, we are confident we collected more than our goal of $8,000! I will keep you posted on the final results as soon as possible!
Wow, our students not only JUMP - but they are great ambassadors for the American Heart Association.