Fitness Frenzy

On Thursday, March 12, Turkey Valley was a busy place to be! The 7-12 students had the opportunity to participate in an all- school wellness day at the W at Wartburg College in Waverly, IA and the elementary had a fun filled day at school.

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The Day at the W was busy and full of activity. Students had the chance to try new activities like kickboxing, kettle bells, yoga, rock climbing and racquetball (just to name a few). In addition to new activities, the school also had access to the pool, multiple  basketball courts for volleyball, dodge ball and basketball, and a 200-meter track to walk and run. By the end of the day students were tired from a full day of movement. Even teachers were ready for a nap!

 

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Although the Day at the W was tiring, students look forward to it every year. It was a great chance to see the opportunities for fitness outside of their small communities.

 

 

The elementary wasn’t left behind to do school work all day either. In the morning they had a color walk and each classroom wore a designated color. Parent volunteers helped hangIMG_1701streamers in the halls and walked with their kids. Following the color walk a local band came in and performed. Preschool through 6th grade danced the morning away! After lunch a group of Luther College music education students came and did a demonstration with the school’s African drum set. Rounding out the day, classes took turns playing Ping-Pong and badminton in the High School gym.

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The fitness day was a success to say the least! Teachers and students alike were moving all day…I was even sore the next day! To see more photos and videos from the day checIMG_1795k out http://www.turkey-v.k12.ia.us!

 

 

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