Pro­mot­ing healthy liv­ing at Cres­cent

School in Blake­town cel­e­brates healthy liv­ing with events, food

The Compass - - FRONT PAGE - BY TREVOR SMITH

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

in Blake­town.

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.

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