Why Active Schools?
Regular physical activity helps students succeed in school – and in life!
In addition to keeping kids healthy and strong, being active for 60 minutes each day has been shown to:
- Increase concentration and focus
- Improve classroom attendance and behavior
- Boost academic performance
As the places where kids spend a majority of their time, schools are important places for kids to experience and enjoy being active. That’s why, in collaboration with the groups below, the First Lady kicked off the Let’s Move! Active Schools program to help schools across the country make quality physical activity a part of every kid’s day.
Let’s Move! Active Schools is a comprehensive program that empowers school champions – P.E. teachers, classroom teachers, principals, administrators, and parents – to create active environments that enable all students to get moving and reach their full potential.
A Let’s Move! Active School provides opportunities in 5 key areas:
- Physical Education
- Physical Activity During School
- Physical Activity Before and After School
- Family & Community Involvement
- Staff Involvement
Let’s Move! Active Schools provides individual champions with a clear roadmap to meet their goals in the 5 key areas above. Learn more: www.letsmoveschools.org
Friday, September 6th at 1:00 PM ET
First Lady Michelle Obama will be joined by Shaquille O’Neal, Allyson Felix, and Dominique Dawes for a Back to School Event
Orr Elementary in Washington, DC
— USTA (@usta) September 5, 2013