CHAMPLAIN - The Health and Wellness Committee at Northeastern Clinton Central School has a new idea to kickstart their goals.
The district's superintendent Peter Turner explained health and wellness committees are required by the state to be in every school district. However, what each committee chooses to focus on is up to them. NCCShas decided to try a health fair.
"This is our first time to do it so we have a lot of activities that are aimed at getting people to move and to do things," explained Turner, who is also chair of the committee.
The March In To Fitness Health Fair will be throughout the middle and high school Wednesday, March 2. People should bring sneakers, work out clothes, and a bathing suit to accommodate the activities that will be taking place.
Turner explained there will be volleyball, basketball, soccer, dodgeball, open swim, kick boxing, Tae Kwon Do, yoga, and Zumba.
For those who are looking for a more relaxing evening, there are also presentations taking place, including diabetes risk and prevention, and cardiac care.
"We really want it to be a family-type event," Turner said. "So even if your kid is coming because your kid wants to play volleyball and soccer, there's other things that you as the parent could do."
The health fair will also include displays from various organizations and businesses, including the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4-H, Global Fitness, and Reality Check.
"I called the Office of the Aging and they're going to have a display and they're also going to do a session on senior exercise," said Turner. "So we're hoping to get more than just the school-aged community. We would like anybody that lives around here to show up. They don't necessarily even have to be in the district."
Turner added people may be interested to know many of the activities that will be happening, they can continue outside of the health fair.
"We have groups that do swimming currently, so maybe some of the swim groups grow," he said. "We have Zumba that's happening currently. Hopefully that will grow.
For more information about the health fair, contact Turner at 298-8242.