Wicomico Schools Participating in Walk Maryland Day 2016
Wicomico Students, Staff Join in Walking for Healthy Living for Walk Maryland Day
Posted on 10/05/2016

Students throughout Wicomico County are participating in Walk Maryland Day today and Thursday. The event, co-sponsored by the Governor’s Office for Children, University of Maryland Extension, and the Maryland State Department of Education, puts a focus on everyday fitness activities that can lead to a lifetime of good health. Also highlighted will be #Commit2Ten, a campaign designed to get Americans -- including students -- to engage in 10 more minutes of physical activity each day.  (See http://commit2ten.org for additional details.

Here's a sampling of the walking activities taking place in Wicomico Schools for Walk Maryland Day 2016:

Wednesday, 10-11:55 a.m. at Beaver Run Elementary. Fun run/walk during PE classes. Some students will also do the fun run/walk during PE class on Thursday. 

Wednesday, throughout the day at Fruitland Intermediate. The school will be participating in a Walk Maryland Day walk-a-thon to promote healthy living. One of the resources offered for Walk Maryland Day is a challenging 500-mile virtual walk around the state of Maryland. As a school, FIS will access the online interactive map to measure progress as we “travel” around the state toward the 500-mile goal. Progress will be tracked throughout the day, with each class signed up for a 30-minute walk time on the marked course.

Wednesday at Willards Elementary. PE students are celebrating Walk Maryland Day by walking (and running) to start their PE time at Wonderful Willards. In addition, they are answering important questions about their body and health. What are the health benefits of walking every day? Why do we need to take care of our heart and body? Other than walking, what other exercises can you do every day?

Wednesday at Westside Primary. The school will be celebrating Walk Maryland Day on Wednesday with students and staff in Maryland colors, Ravens or Orioles gear, or anything that reminds them of our great state. There will be a schoolwide walk at 2:30 p.m. with opportunities to learn about Maryland and exercise along the way.

Wednesday at James M. Bennett High. Students and staff at are participating in Walk Maryland Day.

Thursday at East Salisbury Elementary. Walking activities with stations relating to Maryland will be provided for all students during a Walk Maryland Day event on Thursday. Grade 5 will participate from 1-1:45 p.m., Grade 3 from 2-2:45 p.m., and Grade 4 from 3-3:45 p.m. Maryland colors or Maryland athletic team gear encouraged, along with good walking shoes.