We invite you to participate in “Family PE Week” which is officially held the first week in October. However, this event can be celebrated at any time throughout the year. The goal of Family PE Week is to help families, schools and communities understand the importance of physical education. Click here for more details.
Creating a Movement for More Movement
Kids need physical activity for full, healthy, productive lives. But there is a nationwide crisis of inactivity. There’s only one way to fix that: parents, teachers, administrators and the community coming together to take action.
Together, we can increase physical education and physical activity in schools, fund programs and equipment, and promote active learning environments.
Physical activity in schools leads to:
Increased academic success
Stronger emotional and mental health
Long-term healthy habits
Movement is freeing. Movement is healthy. Movement is lifelong. This movement starts with all of us.
“Movement and exercise are more than activities at Red Hawk Elementary. They are foundational elements of the school culture. We built physical activity into our plan from day one. Using a rotating daily ‘movement calendar,’ students gain 40 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity on a daily basis, in addition to scheduled PE class and recess.”
Take the Initiative and Make a Difference
Becoming an Active Schools Champion is a way to make a difference in the health and education of the next generation. It’s how we bring health equity to schools. It’s how we start a movement.