Healthy living was focus of fair

On Friday, June 12, the 2015 hearts@school health fair ran in its 13th year.

On Friday, June 12, the 2015 hearts@school health fair ran in its 13th year.

Held at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, Grade 6 students participated in a day of learning while partaking in various events, dedicated to educating them on the importance of healthy living.

Approximately 430 students and many leadership students from Summerland Secondary School were involved.

Students attended various booths, each with its individual message: Sun Sense (sun safety), Get Movin’ (exercise), Butt Out (tobacco-prevention), Chill (stress-management), Ready…Set…Goals (goal-setting) and Eat Right (healthy food choices). Trivia Games, the other educational station, was a game show style format, quizzing the students on the information they had learned earlier in the day.

These stations were led by volunteers and students from the communities of Summerland and Penticton, as well as day camp leaders from the City of Penticton.

The students also attended three physical activity stations of their choice including tae kwon do (Valleywide Tae Kwon Do), judo (Penticton Judo Club), jujitsu (GOES Jiu Jitsu), golf (Summerland Golf and Country Club), jazz dance, musical theatre, soccer and speedminton (led by leadership students, and yoga (Tammy Semple, Lotus Buds Kids Yoga).

Also offered were belly dancing (Get Bent), zumba (Just Zumba Fitness), boot camp (Oranj Fitness), dryland training (KISU Swim Club) and first aid (St. John’s Ambulance).

Many of these businesses are very dedicated and continue to volunteer year after year.