Story by Brooke Littell
Clay Middle School has just begun a new fitness program hoping to get the students more in shape, and the students that attend this school may have different thoughts and feelings on this topic.
“I like the new program because it gets me back in shape,” Elliott Sell, sixth grade, said. “My favorite part of gym is getting to have fun with friends.” He said his favorite sport to play in gym is basketball.
In the past, students used to spend a certain amount of weeks in a wellness unit learning about a specific sport, and they would spend about two weeks a quarter focusing on a health unit. This year, the wellness department decided to switch it up and start to include fitness days, which are more based on physical health instead of just learning sports.
I like the current unit racket sports. If I could only do one sport the rest of my like it would be basketball," Sell said. He said he likes to engage in the fitness program to become more in shape.
“I like doing fitness days because it gives me a variety of things to do during gym class," Leah Seah, sixth grade, said. "My favorite part of having/ doing gym class is getting to do exercise while being able to hangout with and talk to friends. We do things like running on the treadmill and yoga. My favorite sport is soccer."
All stories, photos and video footage by the seventh and eighth grade newspaper students.