Trailblazing into a healthier future
- Randy Baez, Desoto Trail Elementary School
- Physical Activity Participation
Studies have shown that schools that encourage physical activity before school have better performance in the classroom. Students are more focused when they get moving in the morning. Here at DeSoto Trail we have implemented the daily Mile Club, supervised by our PE coach. To encourage ALL students to participate in the morning Mile Club, students will do a few laps around our track every morning before free play. We started with a voluntary program, then we joined the 100 Mile Club!!! We started challenges between grade levels in the morning and a "run off." The students really got into the competition and so far we have logged over 4,500 miles school-wide!!!!