Lucketts Awarded Let's Move, Active School Designation
Let’s Move! Active
Schools, part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, announced its 2016
National Award recipients. Five hundred and forty-four U.S. schools,
representing 41 states plus the District of Columbia, were recognized for their
outstanding efforts in creating an Active School environment.
The Let’s Move! Active
Schools National Award is the nation’s top physical education and physical
activity distinction for K-12 schools. The award celebrates a school’s
commitment to providing students with at least 60 minutes of physical activity
before, during and after school each day.
“I applaud these schools for creating Active School environments that are
inspiring students to be more engaged learners and ensuring that physical
education and physical activity continue to be an important part of every
child's educational experience,” said First Lady Michelle Obama.
Studies show that Active Kids Do Better. Physical activity not only helps kids
stay healthy and strong, but it can also contribute to higher test scores,
improved attendance, better behavior in class, enhanced leadership skills and a
lifetime of healthy habits.
Powered by a national collaborative of health, education and private sector
Move! Active Schools is dedicated to ensuring at least 60
minutes of physical activity a day is the norm in K-12 schools across the
country. All partners work together through the collective impact framework to
equip schools with physical education and physical activity resources,
programs, professional development and activation grants that help create
Active School environments.
To earn a Let’s
Move! Active Schools National Award, a school must have met
significant benchmarks in five areas: physical education; physical activity
before and after school; physical activity during school; staff involvement;
and family and community engagement.
This year, honorees will receive a large display banner, certificate and
congratulatory letter from the First Lady.
Since its February 2013 launch, more than 20,000 schools in all 50 states plus
the District of Columbia have enrolled in Let’s Move! Active Schools, reaching more
than 11 million students.
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