Adaptive Physical Education
May 10, 2017
At Bridgeway Academy, we have designed a Physical Education program that encourages our students to develop healthy bodies and positive attitudesabout physical activity. Weekly lessons include fitness and active leisure skills. We want our students to acquire the skills they need to make healthy lifestyle choices that positively impact his or her well-being. Throughout the school year we have promoted monthly themes including: soccer, basketball, volleyball, track and field, kick ball and baseball. As well as directly impacting each student’s physical well-being, there are many opportunities for positive social interaction, too.
During our weekly classes, we have accomplished some amazing goals! This school year alone, Bridgeway Academy students have run a collective 739 miles. Each week, we participate in regular warm-up activities including running five (5) laps around the gym and two (2) sprints across the gym. When averaged out across our entire student body, this means each student will have run 5.69 miles over the course of the year!
In addition to our fitness successes, we work hard at being part of a team and encouraging friends and peers. During the baseball unit, students were excited to cheer for their friends as they ran the bases. During basketball we practiced passing and throwing to other members of the team. We have even had students leading games like Redlight/Greenlight!
As our first full year of the Bridgeway Academy Physical Education program comes to a close, we are excited to continue to grow and learn with our students; after all… this is just the beginning!