Newcomerstown East School will help National Geographic Kids magazine set the Guinness World Records title for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period. To break the record, more than 20,000 people worldwide need to complete one minute of jumping jacks in events occurring between 3 p.m. ET Oct. 11 and 3 p.m. Oct. 12.
Lets Jump! supports First Lady Michelle Obamas Lets Move! Campaign, which encourages kids and families to get healthy and active. Mrs. Obama kicked off the 24-hour period with one minute of jumping jacks at the White House.
Despite the rain and with the help of eight community volunteers, East School students in grades K-1 were able to take the pledge and jump to help break the Guinness World Record. Two separate sessions were held in the gym at East School between 1:30 and 1:50 p.m.
A total of 135 East Elementary students were able to meet the challenge by performing one minute of jumping jacks, so including physical education teacher, Miss Miller, we will contribute 136 jumpers to the Just Jump! challenge.