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St. Patrick's Elementary School in Huntington tests out

St. Patrick's Elementary School in Huntington tests out a new gaming equipment from iGame4, a company that promotes fitness through active video games. Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre schools got a grant of $140,000 from Catholic Health Services to promote health education. (Sept 19, 2012) Credit: Amanda Voisard

At Warp Pipe we encourage kids to get "Off the Couch", especially through our video segments of the same name. One elementary school gym feels the same way and are using video games to help kids learn to stay active.

Catholic Health Services provided Catholic Elementary Schools in Huntington with a $140,000 grant to promote health and education. Using the grant, the school system partnered with iGame4 to enhance fitness in the schools.

iGame4 uses the motivation of active video games like Ninja fruit--where students “chop” fruit using their hands in a karate-like fashion--to encourage fitness in children. These activities also create positive behaviors that extend beyond the classroom into real world experiences.

Students rotate through 12 active video game stations featuring a 100 inch screen, projector, video game system and an active video game.

Check out the video above to learn more about iGame4. 


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