All-School Walking Club
- Kyle Peters, Saint Patrick School (elkhorn)
- Physical Activity Participation
Saint Patrick's Elementary in Elkhorn Nebraska has implemented an all-school Walking Club. Once students get to school in the morning, they walk laps either outside or inside the school until they report to their classrooms to start their day. With this program, students are active in the morning instead of sitting and waiting for school to start. We like that this program allows students who do not have PE and recess each day a chance to be physically active. Teachers say they have found that more of their students are more alert and awake to start their morning compared to the previous years when the students did not walk before school. This is another example of physical fitness having a positive impact on student learning.