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Sandshore students ACE it
Sandshore students recently participated in Project ACES, the world’s largest exercise class. They joined millions of children in more than 50 countries to engage in some form of organized physical activity.
As part of Project ACES, each school can choose its own activity, from walking or jogging to martial arts. At Sandshore, it was dancing. Rain was in the air on ACES day so the entire student body split up into the gym and cafeteria to move and groove. They performed a number of fun dances that physical education teachers Kit Thompson and Doug DeMarco had taught them over the course of the school year, including perennial favorites Cotton Eye Joe and Tony Chestnut.
The 20-minutes of activity served as a reminder to the students that exercise isn’t just sports and working out, it’s anything that gets the heart pumping and the muscles working.
Project ACES (All Children Exercising Simultaneously) is the signature program of the Youth Fitness Coalition and was created by a New Jersey physical education teacher as a method of motivating kids to exercise. It’s held annually in May to highlight National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and National Physical Education Week.
Sandshore has been participating in Project ACES since its inception in 1989.