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St. Paul Students Spring into Shape!

April 27, 2017

st paul salad bar.jpg'Spring into Shape' during the month of April was created to improve the well-being of the St. Paul community by focusing on health/fitness and nutrition. 

Back in the fall, a group of 4 Grade 8 girls and Sonja O'Meara put in a proposal for a SpeakUP grant. The proposal was to improve the well-being of our St. Paul community by focusing on health/fitness and nutrition.  The theme was called, Spring into Shape.

They received the grant, and as a result have been able to do the following during the month of April: 

1. a grade 7/8 trip to Loblaws to learn how to prepare nutritious meals and snacks and a tour around the grocery store led by a dietician

2. a school wide salad bar day

3. Heart Healthy Kids presentations by the Heart and Stroke Foundation

4. Family Zumba 

5. Spring into Shape Day - Bootcamp for the older students, video dance for K-2, and martial arts training for primary/juniors

6. Self Defence and Martial Arts training at Canadian Black Belt Centres for the grade 7/8 students

7. Mindful meditation practice

Sonya advocates that well-being can be improved through regular exercise and eating for nourishment.  It can improve one's mood, one's energy levels, one's confidence/self-esteem and one's immune system.  And, all of this can have a positive effect on a student's learning. 

Great Work to buy the St. Paul community, they had one busy April!

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