Seven schools in Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board have received the prestigious Physical and Health Education Canada, Physical Education Award for the 2009-2010 school year. This award is presented to schools that provide students with Quality Daily Physical Education or Quality Physical Education programs.
“It is a pleasure to celebrate healthy active living and the quality of programming in Health and Physical Education that are direct benefits to lifelong physical literacy for students. So much is brought to the school culture and student experiences through the combination of curriculum and intramural activity. It is fantastic to have seven schools receive national recognition,” said Ian Boyd, Health and Physical Education Coordinator.
227 schools applied for the award in Ontario. Seven schools from the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board applied for this award and they were accepted. The award program encourages and recognizes excellence in school physical education programs.
The schools are:
Harry J. Clarke Public School
Kente Public School
North Hastings Senior Public School
Tweed-Hungerford Senior Public School
Centennial Secondary School
Moira Secondary School
North Hastings High School
“The Hastings & Prince Edward Counties Health Unit understands that healthy habits developed in childhood are likely to carry into adulthood. We appreciate schools’ efforts to provide students with the opportunity to learn skills that can last a lifetime and we are so proud of these award winning schools,” said Jennifer Ronan, a Public Health Nurse from the Hastings & Prince Edward Counties Health Unit.
Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board serves approximately 16,400 students each day at 46 elementary and eight secondary schools. Supporting student achievement is the goal of approximately 1,800 teaching and support staff who, in addition to the contributions of caring volunteers and community partners, share their passion for teaching and learning. The district covers a wide geographical area of 7,221 square kilometres bordered by Maynooth to the north, Deseronto to the east, Prince Edward County to the south and Quinte West to the west.
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