Like districts across the country, Greenville County Schools in SC want to encourage students' healthy habits. Through generous grants, the district has implemented Walkabouts for all pre-K through second grade classrooms. From the article:
“The Department of Health and Human Services advises that children between the ages of 6 and 17 should exercise for 60 minutes each day, so Greenville County Schools is working to ensure students have access to opportunities to move. The district is focused on providing teachers the tools they need to help improve student health in various ways. This includes technology like Walkabouts.”
“We are so excited to have the Walkabouts program in all of our elementary schools and child development centers,” said Melissa Patterson, Greenville County’s Academic Specialist for Health and PE. “Students love being active and moving, and the Walkabouts programs allows all of our students to do that while learning.”
Using Walkabouts in elementary classrooms can provide many benefits for students. To learn more about the program, visit www.activedinc.com.