New Albany Elementary students enjoyed a day of fun while raising money for the American Cancer Society at the Relay for Life Field Day on May 18, 2012. This year the students and staff raised more than $3,000.
"Field Day was a great time for us to bring together many of the components of Coordinated School Health that we work with throughout the school year,” said Tammie Reeder, School Nurse. “Health education, physical education, and family and community involvement are three very important components of Coordinated School Health that we were able to address during our annual Relay for Life Field Day.”
Students participated in several educational activities and fun events during the day-long field day. Children learned health and safety information, played fun games, enjoyed snacks, and were entertained by fellow students during the annual talent show.
Representatives from Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County, MSU Extension Service, New Albany Fire Department, and the U.S. Corps of Engineers were on hand to teach students about good nutrition, bike safety, sun safety, summer safety, water safety, fire safety, first aid, and physical fitness.
The closing program for the day honored cancer survivors who were special guests of NAES students.
“We appreciate all of the help we received from area agencies, our own NAES staff, as well as students and parents,” Reeder said. “This day is a lot of fun for the students and we are making a difference in the fight against cancer.”
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