The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT)

Forbes School hosts first fitness, wellness event

Local health groups urge kids to stay fit

- Register Citizen staff

TORRINGTON — A day of activities for children and education for parents was provided at Forbes School on Friday night in Torrinton, attracting hundreds to the auditorium and the school grounds.

Businesses and health organizati­ons from in and around Torrington provided free informatio­n to students and parents, along with demonstrat­ions and activites “to support healthy living” according to physical education teacher Janice Harrington. The entire school was involved by hosting booths, providing decoration­s and having a wellness week theme in the classroom.

The festival was hosted by the Forbes School Wellness Committee.

Principal Joanne Creedon thanked the many participat­ing supporters for “a super turnout and a very successful event,” she said in an email. “Many thanks to grade level contributi­ons – kindergart­en safety posters, third grade healthy eating/snacks presentati­on, fourth grade “be kind” project, fifth grade essays and Kindness Club poster boards.”

Creedon also thanked the Forbes Flyers, led by Harrington, for their demonstrat­ion, and to all who donated items and baskets for the raffle.

“Many thanks to all of you for encouragin­g your students’ attendance and for your own presence,” she said, addressing the teachers

For informatio­n, contact Forbes school or Janice Harrington at jharringto­n@torrington.org or call the school at 860489-2500 x 3561.

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 ?? Diane Hart / Contribute­d photo ?? Forbes School held its first wellness festival on Friday, providing students with a day of activities focused on their health and well-being. Above, a police officer speaks to a group of children. Below, a zumba class drew plenty of participat­ion.
Diane Hart / Contribute­d photo Forbes School held its first wellness festival on Friday, providing students with a day of activities focused on their health and well-being. Above, a police officer speaks to a group of children. Below, a zumba class drew plenty of participat­ion.
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