Hicksville Fork Lane Elementary School’s Hoops For Heart

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The importance of fitness at Fork Lane Elementary School in the Hicksville Public School District showed as students recently participated in two Hoops for Heart events.
Hoops for Heart promotes physical activity, heart-healthy living and community service. Among the activities that students engaged in were jump roping, sit and reach, basketball, yoga and several others.

Students fully extended their legs and reached for their toes at the Sit & Reach station.
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Fork Lane Elementary student took a moment from dribbling a basketball.(Photo courtesy of Hicksville Public Schools)

“We’ve held Hoops for Heart twice this month,” Principal Susan Guiliano said. “The students love it and they’re having fun while learning about their well-being.”

Jump ropes were in full effect at Hoops for Heart.
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The Hoops for Heart program teaches heart-healthy habits. Students were given a few minutes to practice each exercise before moving on to the following one.

Students took turns to work on their jump shot.
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A Fork Lane Elementary student in action as she attempted to avoid the white line.
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—Submitted by the Hicksville School District

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