RALEIGH, NC – Students at Barwell Elementary School have new physical education equipment to use thanks to Triangle Hard Hats with Heart attendees.

At the September event Draper Aden Associates, the Tools for Schools sponsor, and the American Heart Association asked attendees to bring P.E. equipment to be donated to a local school. Attendees exceeded expectations and filled an entire truck bed with balls, cones and other tools. Representatives from both Draper Aden Associates and the AHA went to the school this week to drop it all off.

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This equipment was needed for Barwell Elementary School’s P.E. program, where there was previously not enough equipment for all children to play at once. Students will now be able to engage in the lesson with their own equipment, which increases participation. This hands-on learning will get kids more active while enhancing motor skills and letting them have fun in the process.

Hard Hats with Heart benefited Wake County Public School System beyond the equipment donation. Brasfield & Gorrie and Skanska generously donated 12 CPR in Schools kits to train students in CPR.

The AHA knows that to create a world of longer and healthier lives, we need to provide children with the tools they need to make healthy decisions in the years ahead. That means learning life-saving skills such as CPR, but also developing a love for healthy habits.