Evaluation Form (due Oct. 15)
from 2014 Commotion
for Schools 2014
& Activities: Let's Take the Kids Outside (thanks
to Corey Samson, Central NL)
to School Co-Ordinators
Highlights Western 2011
Highlights Western 2010
Living Healthy Commotions
October 8, 2014 (a.m.)
The Living Healthy Commotion has been a big part
of the Healthy Student Healthy Schools initiative over the past six years
and is a
great way to generate school spirit and get the school year off to a
wonderful start. Try to get
students involved with the Living Healthy School Team to help coordinate
activities for your Commotion.
year, schools can complete their Commotion on the morning of October 8. (Schools
can allot 1/2 day for this event.) Registered
schools will receive financial support once again this year.
That support is based on the school population.
To see the amount for your school, please see the link, Funding for
Schools. Please take a minute to
complete the Registration Form and forward to Bill Allan by Wednesday,
October 1. (Email: email@example.com
or Fax: 709-634-1828) Funds
will be requested from the Business Office once the School Evaluation
Form is submitted after your Commotion.
materials for your Commotion can be found in the Healthy Commotion Planning
ideas to help promote positive messages regarding healthy eating, physical
activity, smoke free environments, mental health, healthy sexuality.
We hope schools will continue to promote fruits and vegetables
as healthy food choices during the Commotion.
more information, contact Bill Allan at 637-4021.
some of with these Great Playground Games!
many cases, students donít know how to play many of the active games we
knew as children. If students
are taught these playground games (hopscotch, double dutch, skipping rhymes,
four square, tag), they can keep themselves active at recess, at lunch, and
hopefully through the summer
help with this, check out Great
Perhaps students could learn these games in physical education class
and then senior students could help younger students play some of these favorites at
recess or lunch:
Time Is It Mr. Wolf?
Light Green Light.
After the winter, the paint on your playground probably needs to be
touched up. Have
the school purchase a gallon of exterior paint and ask a
class to re-paint the lines for games during an art (or health) period, i.e.
hopscotch, four square, basketball key, goal posts for soccer or team
handball. Studies have shown that giving
the playground a fresh coat of paint can drastically increase physical
activity levels by as much as 40%.