Promoting healthy living at Crescent
School in Blaketown celebrates healthy living with events, food
Students at a regional high school in Blaketown learn the benefits of health living during a week-long celebration that included positive messages about exercise, eating healthy and staying away from cigarettes and drugs.
Healthy Living Commotion Week took place from Oct. 18-22 at Crescent Collegiate in Blaketown. The week was dedicated to the benefits of active living, healthy eating, and being smoke-and drug-free.
The school staged a series of events intended to give students the opportunity to learn about the benefits of healthy living.
There was music in the cafeteria, performed by some of the school’s own musical talent.
There was information booths set up in the foyer on sexuality, living smoke-free, an interactive session on body image, and information on healthy eating.
Also, there were taste-testing stations at recess for for students to sample some tasty — but healthy — foods.
The Walk for Breakfast was held on Wednesday, Oct. 20. This was a fundraiser for the school’s breakfast program, which is headed by Frances Berkshire and Jeannette Foote.
The breakfast program provides students with healthy choices each morning.
Having your school help you start off the day in a healthy way is an amazing thing!
The volunteers that keep this program going are really making a difference in making our school a healthier place.
The week culminated on Friday, Oct. 22 with a celebration marking the opening of the school’s new sports field. This has been four years in the making and it’s finally ready for the active feet of our students.
Many organizations came together to lend a hand to make the week a success, including Eastern Health, the Alliance for the Control of Tobacco, and the Eastern School Board, which donated $300 to the project.
Teachers and students at Crescent Collegiate have helped out tremendously with this project; it is wonderful to see such spirit in a school.
Let’s go coyotes! Trevor Smith is a physical education teacher at Crescent Collegiate
Above, Kelsey and Kaitlyn Reid spent some time at the anti-smoking display during last week’s Health Live Commotion at Crescent Collegiate in Blaketown. At left, Trays of healthy food were available for sampling at recess as part of an emphasis on healthy living.
Andie Bryant gets active by taking part in an obstacle course at Crescent Collegiate last week.
Lauren George (left) and Erica Mercer were among the talented musicians at Crescent Collegiate that provided some entertainment last week.
Crescent Collegiate student Bailey Coleman reads about sexual and reproductive health.
Stephanie Warren plays and sings during Health Living Commotion Week at Crescent Collegiate.