BRIARCLIFF, N.Y. -- Students practiced healthy habits during a recent Wellness Day at Briarcliff Middle School.
Taking a break for their bodies and their minds, the students took workshops throughout the day, ranging from juggling and origami (to stimulate their brains), to yoga, and a healthy-eating, said a release.
Edgar McIntosh, the district’s director of curriculum, instruction and human resources, led students in a number of fun theater games, where students were challenged to work together and participate improv activities that promoted having fun and laughter.
In another classroom, students learned the “Artistry of Dance” to get their bodies to move in a number of fun ways.
Other physical activities included “Ripped Fitness,” “Zumba” and “Play Out Fitness.”
Teacher Robert Iovino taught students about herbs and their medicinal uses, while Suzanne Mauriello led students in a “Chalk Talk” activity that encouraged them to express themselves creatively.
Wellness Day was made possible through the support of the PTA and the volunteer parents, teachers and administrators.