Clinton Physical Education teachers focus on healthy choices
Physical Education in the Clinton Public School District is a subject every student is exposed to weekly, and at Northside Elementary and Eastside Elementary, the P.E. coaches focus on excellence in their classes in much the same manner as their math and language counterparts.
Eastside’s P.E. teach Coach Nicky Ruffin said she sees her P.E. curriculum as something that she hopes inspires her fourth and fifth graders to continue focusing on their health and physical fitness.
“I want them to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle and make healthy choices,” Coach Ruffin said. “And, of course, I try to make the P.E. enjoyable for them. If I can do that, there’s a good chance that they’ll want to exercise and continue to want to exercise as they continue to grow.”
Coach Robert Pittman, who serves as Northside’s P.E. coach and as the pole vaulting coach for the Clinton Arrows Boys and Girls Track-and-Field teams, also said the biggest take away from P.E. is to inspire kids to remain active as they grow up.
“This class is very important because it teaches kids how to make healthy choices and how to lead an active lifestyle,” he said. “It also allows the kids to have a mental break from the classroom so they can reset and recharge for when they go back.”
Northside Elementary P.E. Class
Eastside Elementary P.E. Class
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