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Carney Elementary Brings Exercise To The Classroom

After joining the Alliance for a Healthier Generation last year, Carney Elementary has implemented a program to bring movement into the classroom.

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At Carney ElementarySchool, physical education doesn't just take place in the gym anymore.

After joining the Alliance for a Healthier Generation last year, the school's wellness committee decided to partcipating in the JAMmin' Minutes program, according to an email from school principal Stacey Durkovic.

"[We] chose to participate ... so we could incorporate more movement and FUN in the classrooms," she wrote.

Durkovich explained in the email that Just A Minute School Program is based around a set of five exercises that take about a minute to complete. All classes at the school are involved in the program which is "designed to teach kids healthier lifestyle habits."

Recently, the entire school took a fitness break at once to participate in a national world record campaign to raise awareness about the importance of physical activity.

Check out photos from the event in the gallery above.

Are you an administrator, teacher, student or parent of a student at a local school? If you know of something great happening at your school, be sure to let editor Nick Gestido know so we can share it on Patch. 

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