It’s Fun to Be Fit

It’s Fun to Be Fit Photo

Students from St. James Elementary School participated in the first Fit Kids Day, sponsored by Suffolk Zone of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. The event was held at Lincoln Avenue Elementary School in Sayville on May 8.

St. James Elementary was one of 12 Suffolk County schools chosen to participate in this pilot program. Based on their fitness-gram scores as well as their overall character, physical education teachers Tom Vulin and Patti Petrucelli selected 24 fourth- and fifth-graders. The students competed in fitness-based individual and team events. They learned teamwork, good sportsmanship as well as the importance of maintaining physical fitness throughout their lives.