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Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke School participates in the Archbishop Curley High School Cross Country Run

Ron Vida,   Our Lady Of Hope-st Luke School
Community Involvement, Physical Activity Participation, Teamwork,  Other
Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke School participates in the Archbishop Curley High School Cross Country Run

Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke School encourages its students to participate in physical activity. Our Fuel Up to Play 60, Crusaders track club trained in preparation for the annual Archbishop Curley High School Classic Cross Country run. A total of 12 students representing grades 4 through 8 participated in the Curley race in November. Six of our students finished in the top 10 of their age group and received a medal, and all students improved their best practice time. Mr. Roger Tennant, OLH/St. Luke School’s Physical Education teacher, continues working with students during gym class and two to three times a week after school. Mr. Tennant starts training by teaching the students pre-race warm ups and post-race stretches. He follows this up with lessons on the benefits of proper nutrition and proper hydration. Mr. Tennant has a list of other running events and plans on the Crusaders participating in those events in the future. Mr. Tennant has started a walking club this year for the faculty and staff. The goal is to get the faculty and staff moving to achieve a minimum of 10,000 steps per day. Steps are recorded each day at 9:00 pm. This walking club is extremely beneficial and enables the faculty and staff to enjoy physical activity.

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

Students' participation in the Fuel Up to Play 60 Crusaders track club has increased since last year. More students have expressed interest in joining the club in the future. Students have shown a desire to sponsor a race/event at our school in the spring. The Crusaders track club is extremely beneficial to the students and enables the students to develop physical competence, health-related fitness, and the simple enjoyment of physical activity.