On June 6, 2011 SW Snowden Elementary hosted their annual field day event. Members of the Beaufort County Physical Activity and Nutrition (PAN) Coalition, a Healthy Carolinians Committee, helped with activities at the field day that involved the new walking trail at the school. The PAN coalition received a community grant through Eat Smart, Move More to construct the walking trail in 2010. The trail was constructed on December 17, 2010 around the football field at the school.
For field day the students were led around the .25 mile trail for a warm up lap. There are three locations on the trail that have signs with activity prompts. One sign with suggestions for cardio exercise, one sign with arm exercises, and one with leg exercises. After the first lap the students completed activities using activity dice. There were two dice, one which has various activities such as push-ups, jumping jacks and sit-ups on it. The other has numbers. The students would roll the dice to find out how many of each activity they needed to complete. After a few activities the students would enjoy a cool down lap around the trail before moving to the next activity station.
The PAN coalition donated other equipment such as hula hoops, jump ropes and frisbees for use at the field day. The students, staff and volunteers alike seemed to enjoy the field day activities, whether they were playing tug-of- war or taking a stroll around the walking trail. The trail is open to the public, and members of the community are encouraged to use it.
Below are pictures from the field day:
Students enjoying a lap around the trail
Doing arm circles
Waiting to see which activity comes up on the dice next
Learning about what cardio exercise is
Doing arm stretches at one of the activity prompt signs
One of the activity prompt signs
Students doing push-ups
Students using hula-hoops that were donated by the Beaufort County Physical Activity and Nutrition Coalition