Our Healthy Lifestyles Week from March 11-15 was another big success! What a great time we had putting special emphasis on living a healthy lifestyle.
To start the week, students from kindergarten to grade 12 got together for a few games of soccer on Monday during lunch recess. Even though it was bitterly cold outside, everyone was running around and having an awesome time! The elementary students especially look forward to and enjoy playing games with high school students any chance they get. And big thanks to our high school students for playing well. As one kindergarten student enthusiastically said about their game with grade 11 and 12s, "It was really fun and WE WON!" Very well played, indeed.
Morning Moves in the gym was the place to be where our elementary students participated in aerobics led by Mrs. Davidsen on Tuesday and Tammy Jones on Friday. Tammy is not only a parent in our community but works with Courtenay recreation as an instructor. So we were in good hands for sure. All the kids had fun trying to follow the moves as best as they could and get their hearts pumping!
On Tuesday and Thursday, students from grades 7-12 led devotions with the elementary students at the start of the school day. These times were precious to watch. It's thrilling to see the older students leading and mentoring the younger ones with such devotion and tenderness. So good!
On Wednesday, staff participated in a friendly healthy lunch competition between the teachers. They placed their lunches on a table in front of the office and between 11:30 am and 12:00 pm students walked by and voted on whose lunch was the healthiest. After the votes were counted up, it was Mrs. Tansky who was announced the winner and she exclaimed in her excitement, "For the first time ever," while pumping her fist to the sky. Congratulations, Mrs. Tansky!
Also on Wednesday, high school students played two volleyball games against the school staff. There were some pretty intense moments but unfortunately for the staff, the students came out the winners in both games. Better luck next year perhaps!
All week long, morning and lunch recesses were filled with veggie and fruit counts plus lap counts around our playground and baseball backstop. Although it was a very close contest between the classes, the grade 3 class came out the winners overall and are left to enjoy their fun prize of a PE class with Mr. McKague and his grade 11 and 12 students. Woot!
Whew! What a fun week! See you next year for another one!