In today’s digital environment, getting enough physical activity every day takes planning.
Motivation to move is improved by getting out of the house and going to a designated training location.
Students at the Seven Summits Center for Learning enjoy brisk walking to the local gym for a variety of exercise programs. Physical education workshops are facilitated to incorporate big ideas from the BC curriculum, active learning and exposure to new skills.
The local fitness center offers an exciting atmosphere and functional equipment to support an effective workout.
“We’re learning cardiovascular fitness, strength training, and flexibility training,” said Grade 8 student Valen Diplock. “So far since September we’ve done a bunch of different exercises like golf, tennis, basketball, disc golf, skating, curling and now the gym – that’s right. fun to learn while we feel like we are playing. “
Students benefit from being introduced to new types of exercises and the program features interesting and innovative sports to keep their attention. To date, attendance has been almost perfect.
Students do not skip physical education and show up to support each other in teams and in matches.
“Physical education is a chance to move and reduce stress. At 7S we focus on studying, so having an active break that is also intellectually stimulating fits our culture, ”said Tanis Shippy, administrator of the center.
To many, physical education would seem like easy credit; However, the learning doesn’t stop just because we move around the community.
Anatomy, physiology, psychology, team spirit, sportsmanship, and athletic protocol are central to every activity plan, along with key vocabulary and expected learning outcomes.
Students follow the mnemonic TRUE: T for trying, R for respect, U for understanding, and E for etiquette.
Expectations are consistent even as monthly physical focus changes. Students thrive on participating and may find new types of exercises in which they can be good.
“A lot of times I use the example of a former 7S student who learned to cross-country ski in EP and now burns the Nordic Race Circuit,” said workshop moderator Tara Hauck. .
Physical education is essential during these formative years, especially when students decide who they are and what they are “good at” at. Sport must play a role in this equation for lifelong commitment and better health.
“Attention is maintained by providing intriguing sports options to support basic kinetic movement,” Hauck explained.
“For example, September’s emphasis on locomotor swing movement was taught by golf and tennis, October’s emphasis on throwing was experienced by basketball, disc golf, the hole. corn, ladder golf and darts. The November classes taught sliding and gliding movements through skating and curling.
“Now in December, they’re learning to combine everything with the science of human movement, like yoga. “
Rossland School Program