Students at Haycock Elementary School, a Fairfax County public school in Falls Church, participated in First Lady Michelle Obama’s attempt to break the world record for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period last Tuesday afternoon.
Students informed their physical education teacher, Deb Callsen, of the program and expressed their interest in participating after reading their National Geographic Kids magazines in their classrooms.
At Haycock, 817 students and staff participated in the event. Thirty volunteers from the community validated the results. Callsen will be mailing witness statements to National Geographic Kids, who will announce at a later date if the record was broken.
In order for the world record to be broken, more than 20,000 will need to do jumping jacks between 3 p.m. on Oct. 11 and 3 p.m. on Oct. 12.