Hatboro-Horsham elementary students ‘Go for 3’
email@example.com Students at Hallowell Elementary School learned the importance of balancing mind, body and spirit during the “Go for 3” spirit day Sept. 11. In partnership with the Montgomery County Health Department, “Go for 3” taught students that being fit, focusing on goals and working with a positive attitude can be key elements to a successful future no matter what they want to do.
“We’re trying to develop healthy habits,” Principal Steve Glaize said. “When children are young you have the opportunity to expose them to things that will last a lifetime.”
While this is the fifth year the school has held “Go for 3” spirit day, it is the first time it has partnered with the Montgomery County Health Department and presenter Aaron lberst, or “Dr. Drill” to the students. This year students participated in easy, healthy activities they can do at home or at school and were instructed by lberst in the proper methods of doing the activities.
“All the other years we haven’t done as much,” fifth-grader Brianna Levin said. “It was really fun.”
“It was good exercise,” fifth-grader Hailey Kline said. “This year was much better.”
After learning about different exercises and activities, students then went to an assembly held by Glaize where he taught students about good and bad habits. During the assembly, Glaize addressed developing attainable goals and keeping a good mind-set.
“If you come into school in a bad mood,” Glaize told students, “chances are you’re not going to have a real good day.”
Students also wore red, white and blue hats to commemorate Sept. 11. Glaize said, in addition to learning about why they were wearing U.S.A. hats, students also met Dr. Drill, who is a Marine.
“He showed us what it’s like to be a hero,” fifth-grader Soleil Sklencar said.
“When we connected with the health department we mentioned that we were thinking about Sept. 11,” Glaize said, “and they said it worked perfect.”
“Dr. Drill” Aaron Oberst talks to students about healthy activities and staying fit during Hallowell Elementary School’s “Go for 3” spirit day.
Fourth-grader Hannah Gurt jogs in place as part of the activities for “Go for 3” spirit day.