Af­ter School Phys­i­cal Ac­tiv­ity Ini­tia­tive

The Compass - - SPORTS -

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.

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