After School Physical Activity Initiative
Two schools in the Trinity- Conception region have been chosen as a part of the new After School Physical Activity Initiative.
Crescent Collegiate in Blaketown and Epiphany Elementary in Heart’s Delight-islington will both be receiving part of the $ 444,000 the Newfoundland and Labrador government will be putting toward the initiative.
It was announced in a release that Crescent and the Town of Long Harbour will receive $ 23,000, while Epiphany and the Heart’s DelightIslington Recreation Committee will be receiving $11,000.
“The pilot project provides young people with opportunities to get more active and to learn about a variety of recreational and physical activities,” said Derrick Dalley, minister of tourism, culture and recreation.
Schools were selected to receive grants based on their proposal, which had to deal with the barriers associated with participation in recreation and physical activity during the after school time period. This includes transportation, high program costs, registration fees and the lack of leadership and supervision.
“Through this pilot project, schools and community organizations will work together to get kids moving and having fun,” said Dalley.
For more information on the After School Physical Activity Initiative, go o n e l i ne at: www.tcr.gov.nl.ca/tcr/sports/activity_initiative.html.