Educating Our Students and Giving Teachers a Chance to Succeed and Make a Difference
Fit students are better learners. The Commonwealth of Virginia and Walk4Life have joined forces to develop WalkSmart, Virginia!
This program, designed for 4th, 7th , and 9th graders, uses pedometers to measure daily activity level. The goal is to increase the physical activity levels of students and stem the increasing rise of childhood obesity. By using pedometers, students learn to monitor and adjust their activity levels on a daily basis and log their steps on the WalkSmart, Virginia! interactive Web site. Even though many motivating ideas will be a part of this program, the bottom line is that students will be encouraged to maintain a healthy activity level.