9/26/2013 12:48 PM
by Nadine Grimley
SHADY SPRING - More than 96,000 students across West Virginia were "JAMmin' for Health" Thursday to promote physical fitness.
Students at Shady Spring Elementary School exercised as part of the "Just a Minute" national campaign, which encourages students to spend at least a minute a day moving. West Virginia set the world record last year when it came to percentage of students that participated, and is currently ranked number one
again. Students said they were excited to get moving during the school day.
"I love to run. I love to exercise and everything about that," said Colby Bragg, a third grader at Shady Spring Elementary.
School officials said the "Jammin' Minute" showed the importance of physical activity in the classroom. "Just that little burst of physical activity and that energy really invigorates their minds so they can just focus better and have a better academic performance," explained Joshua Grant, vice principal of Shady Spring Elementary School.