FILE - More than 700 Grade 5 girls played different sports, such as soccer and softball, and participated in various interactive sessions during the 16th annual Go Girl event at the Collicutt Centre on May 9, 2019. (Photo by Advocate staff)

FILE - More than 700 Grade 5 girls played different sports, such as soccer and softball, and participated in various interactive sessions during the 16th annual Go Girl event at the Collicutt Centre on May 9, 2019. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Grow Kids goes virtual for Red Deer students

Grade 5 students with Red Deer Catholic and Public Schools to participate

Grow Boy and Go Girl committees have combined forces, under the umbrella of Grow Kids, to offer a virtual event for Grade 5 students with Red Deer Catholic and Red Deer Public Schools.

All Grade 5 students will have the opportunity to participate in Grow Kids on May 5 in the safety of their cohorts at school.

This year’s theme is — Hope is an action word. Multiple sessions will be offered to students on the topics of connection and relationship, creativity, move your body, and positive well-being.

“Although it looks different this year, it is important that we continue to support the health and wellness of students in both divisions through this newly imagined virtual and interactive event,” said division co-ordinator Purnima Lindsay at Red Deer Public Schools.

“We are looking forward to making this a great day for our students, even though this year will look a little bit different,” said vice-principal Sean Grainger, at Joseph Welsh Elementary School.

Each session will include interactive videos that can also be accessible to staff once the conference is over.

“It is a great opportunity to have these videos as resources for movement breaks and other activities in the classroom far beyond the virtual conference,”said vice-principal Erika Pottage, at Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools.

Grow Girls, with a focus on staying active, and Grow Boys, with a focus on promoting and supporting healthy development, have brought together hundreds of Grade 5 students for years.

For more, visit growkids.ca.



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