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St. Basil in Kimberton goes ‘red' for American Heart Association


Thursday, March 21, 2013

KIMBERTON — Students at St. Basil the Great Catholic School, educating students from Pre-K (2- and 3- year-olds) through 8th grade, went red to support The American Heart Association on Tuesday, Feb. 26.
For a nominal donation, students were allowed to dress in red for the day in lieu of wearing their school uniforms. Students recognize that all of their contributions, no matter how small, can have an impact on helping to educate others in the importance of Heart Health. Central to the mission of St. Basil the Great Catholic School is compassion for and recognition of service opportunities to others. Our students regularly participate in activities to support their surrounding community and beyond.
An aerial photo of the students and faculty forming the shape of a heart was taken on the school grounds with the help of the Kimberton Fire Company. After the photo was taken, younger students participated in a “healthy heart” event in the school gym. The children participated in activities that allowed them to learn the importance of exercising and eating healthy. Additional stations included a CPR demonstration and fruit smoothies.
St. Basil’s pastor and principal invite members of the public to attend the open house scheduled for Wednesday, April 3, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and also 6:30 to 7:30 that night.