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Wausau students attempt to break jumping jack record

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Students at a Wausau elementary school joined a national effort to break a Guinness World Record Wednesday morning.

National Geographic Kids and First Lady Michelle Obama are spearheading an effort to break the jumping jacks record.

370 kids, teachers, and volunteers at Riverview School did took part in the festivities.

In order to be counted, they had to jump continuously for one minute.

Riverview P.E. teacher Chris Sullivan says "About two class periods we practiced and talked about it and said that it wasn't about how many you do, but that you had to keep going, so we worked on pacing."

The initiative is part of an effort to fight childhood obesity.

More than 20,000 people need to participate in order to break the world record.

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