Clearview undertakes ‘Don’t Walk in the Hallway’ initiative

With the emphasis on physical and mental health increasing by the day, it has become almost impossible to ignore the benefits of...

With the emphasis on physical and mental health increasing by the day, it has become almost impossible to ignore the benefits of exercising.

In response to this, Clearview Public Schools is taking steps and implementing initiatives to make exercise easier and more fun.

The “Don’t Walk in the Hallway” is one such initiative, which encourages students in creative ways to move in the school hallways, including skipping, jumping and stretching.

The “Don’t Walk in the Hallway” initiative will see colourful shapes in the hallways of Clearview schools for students to use in creative and physical ways.

The decals and resource handbook was distributed to every school, and were made possible through the Student Wellness Grant from Alberta Health Services.

“In the upcoming weeks, students will be designing exciting pathways in their school with their school health champion,” said Deputy Superintendent Brenda MacDonald. “Schools are looking forward to the many creative pathways students will create.”

According to MacDonald, Clearview students will engage in a positive way by just changing the expectations of how to move through a hallway.

“Recognizing the importance of promoting healthy learning environments offer a way to modify school spaces, helping to activate our students,” said MacDonald.

Clearview Superintendent Peter Barron added, “Education quality and current research about how students learn best are of the utmost importance to Clearview schools.”

Barron said, “I am excited to see creative movement when students are in the hallways, and looking forward to seeing the positive effects it will have on student engagement and learning. We know active bodies means active brains.”