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Walking Our Way to a Healthier Lifestyle

mary waugh,   Stanton Primary Elementary Sc
Walk this Way — Start a Walking Club
Physical Activity Participation
After students arrive at school and have eaten their breakfast, they report to the high school gym to walk for 15 minutes. After walking 15 minutes, students report to their classroom. Students love to come to the gym in the morning to walk!

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Students and teachers walk together for 15 minutes. Great time for teachers and students to interact!

How did you accomplish your goals?

The goal to have students walk in the morning before class was accomplished by talking to the school principal. Our principal was in complete support of doing this.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

One of the main improvements is in the attitudes of the students. At the beginning of the year, some students did not want to walk. Students soon learned this was a great time to socialize with friends and teachers while getting healthy. Students now love to come to the gym to walk in the morning. Students are always asking "when do we get to go walk", which is music to my ears.