February is Heart Healthy Month at The Windward School. Windward celebrates Get Fit February annually with several activities on each campus to increase awareness about the importance of a heart-healthy lifestyle. To highlight the importance of heart health through fitness, Windward’s physical education departments at each campus plan fun fitness activities for students.
Students across all campuses participated in these events, and Manhattan Lower School, Manhattan Middle School, and Westchester Middle School held fundraisers to raise money for American Heart Association.
Manhattan Lower School hosted “Jump for Heart.” Students donated $1 to participate in various jump rope-related activities. These included a traditional jump rope, the “Skip It,” and a Chinese jump rope, which combines elements of hopscotch and jump rope.
At Manhattan Middle School, students took part in a number of basketball activities. Students who brought in $1 participated in a dribble relay, layup challenge, and foul shot challenge.
Westchester Lower School physical education teachers planned a number of special activities for students, including jumping jacks, bowling, and target toss.
Westchester Middle School hosted “Hoops for Heart,” where students could bring in $3 to shoot baskets with their homeroom class during recess.
Overall, students across Windward campuses raised more than $1,600 for American Heart Association.