Caption: Students at Teeterville Public School host their first Fit-a-Thon this week.
Grand Erie’s Well Being campaign is alive and growing at Teeterville Elementary School.
Staff have worked in conjunction with the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit to begin the school wide initiative, Mind Up. Health unit representatives, Sabine and Jen, along with Heather Carter from Grand Erie, helped kick off this focus by presenting to staff the benefits and premise behind the Mind Up curriculum. Staff have begun using the program within their classrooms.
The generosity of the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit through the Healthy Student Bodies Grant provided Teeterville the means to further their well being through a six session, Cardio training/Body Movement fitness regime. Working with two certified Canfitpro trainers, the students are engaged in improving physical fitness and recognizing the importance of taking care of their bodies and their mental well-being.
Students will take part in the school's first annual Fit-a-thon on Friday, June 3. Various members of the community will be taking part in this event alongside students by volunteering to share their expertise in their area of fitness. Students will begin the day with a school wide warm-up on the playground, led by the trainers. This will be followed by classes taking part in various physical regimes such as soccer, aerobics, yoga, and various other sports skill-building sessions which will be held throughout the day. The Fit-a-Thon will conclude with a school-wide walk/run at the end of the day.
Teeterville's Healthy Schools Committee which is comprised of student, parent, staff and Health Unit/community representatives have implemented the 1:30 p.m. daily movement break. This movement break helps to re-stimulate student and staff brains through physical movement at a point in the day when we often find ourselves to be rather lethargic – the energy here abounds!
Teeterville Home and School have supported students in the area of nourishing their bodies through the, Green Apple Grant Project. Students are given a variety of fruits and vegetables after participating in the weekly ROAR for Fitness Challenge.