Waverly Park students learned about the importance of making healthy choices during the school’s annual Health and Wellness Week from Oct. 21-25. The week allowed students in grades 1-5 to better understand the benefits of eating right, exercising and maintaining a healthy mindset.
Each day, students from a specific grade shared health and mindfulness facts during morning announcements. The school community also participated in various lessons and presentations. Throughout the week, students logged their exercise minutes, created their own healthy snack, learned about healthy posture, practiced meditation and yoga, learned about nutrition and exercise with members of Hofstra University’s lacrosse team and more.
Students and staff were encouraged to wear a specific color each day as they expanded their knowledge about health and wellness together. The week concluded on a high note as students celebrated Red Ribbon Day, shedding a light on drug and alcohol awareness.