National Geographic Kids magazine set the Guinness World Record® for the most people doing Jumping Jacks in a 24-hour period, and students from the Wake County Public School System helped. You may remember when we visited Dillard Drive Middle School on Oct. 12 where PE teacher Julie Mardis coordinated a school wide participation in the jumping jacks challenge at the end of the school day. Now National Geographic Kids reports 300,265 jumpers participated in the event. First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off the challenge on the white house lawn along with 464 Washington-area children. You can hear Mrs. Obama’s congratulations to challenge participants here.
Dillard Drive Middle students participate in jumping jack challenge that set world record.