BUCKINGHAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
A National Title I Distinguished School
Staff, Students, Parents, Community "Together For Success!"
HEALTH & WELLNESS
The BES School Health and Wellness Committee works to promote and establish lifelong, healthy eating and exercise habits for our faculty and students. We would like to invite our families to join in this movement with their child. Each month there will be a physical fitness calendar posted below that will promote activities that you and your child may complete together. We hope you join us. Let's work together to get healthy! Scroll to the bottom of the page for this months physical activity calendar!
Every wednesday morning students participate in a quick fitness related physical activity provided by the P.E. department.
These range from This or That games, to exercise routines, to simple stretching activities.
Students can then use the new exercise or game they learned at home or with groups of friends to help stay healthy and give them new ideas to keep moving.
Brain Breaks and Indoor Recess
Studies show that regular physical activity improves both physical well being and brain function. Throughout the day it is important to give students the ability to move around. We incorporate this into our students day through "Brain Breaks". A "Brain Break" is a quick 3-5 minute exercise to help energize and refocus students. Often these are done as a way to transition between subjects. One of the most used resources for Brain Breaks and indoor recess is Go Noodle.
Go Noodle provides movement and mindfulness through quick guided dance and relaxation videos. Using Go Noodle is free and available for parents to sign up for home use.
Faculty and Staff Wellness
Our School Health and Wellness plan also includes activities for our faculty and staff. Throughout the school year teachers have the opportunity to participate in after-shcool exercise and wellness activities. Each spring our school participates in Worcester Walks, a 10K steps a day challenge.
Burnalong Fitness Program
New for 2022 WCPS employees have access to Burnalong, an online Health, Wellness and fitness Program.