HAMBLETON – Students at Tucker Valley Elementary Middle School spent Friday participating in healthy activities including field day stations, eating healthy snacks and participating in a Color Run.
TVEMS health and physical education instructor Vickie Smith said the day gave students the opportunity to play and enjoy the out of doors, have fun participating in the color run and the multiple activities scattered around the TVEMS campus.
“I had this event today to give students an event that was fun with healthy things going on,” Smith said. “We served healthy food and I wanted students to realize that school could be fun.”
Smith said the events were presented as part of a grant she wrote for healthy kids. Other donations were made throughout the county for the Color Run and field day activities. Elected officials and other volunteers spent the day in the dunk tank, giving students the opportunity to show off their pitching ability while dunking them in the tank.
Smith said another reason for the day’s activities was to develop bonds among the area entities with the school.
“I wanted to bring the city, the county and the school together,” Smith said. “Hopefully, I want this to be an event in the future where we bring together the Tucker Valley Elementary Middle School students together with the students from Davis Thomas Elementary Middle School. Then it would be a truly unified event in Tucker County.”
Smith said along with a dunk tank featuring folks from across the county, the day included stations with healthy activities such as an obstacle course, feed sack races, tug of war, corn hole toss and many other activities.
“All over the facility there were eight to nine stations elementary students rotated through and middle school students had about 12 stations they could attend,” Smith said. “There will be a walker runner winner and a walker winner for the Color Run. Those winners will be announced at our May 12 assembly.”