FFSD's Wellness Coordinator Cedric Brown (c) congratulates wellness champions from Bermuda - Carl Davis (l) and Central - Devin Bryant (r) for their schools receiving the 2016 Let's Move! award.
Bermuda and Central Elementary Schools have been honored with the 2016 Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award for their outstanding efforts in creating an active school environment. Let’s Move! Active Schools is part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative. The Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award is the nation’s top physical education and physical activity distinction for K-12 schools and celebrates a school’s commitment to providing students with at least 60 minutes a day of before, during and after school physical activity. Only 544 schools across the country achieved this prestigious honor in 2016.
“I would like to congratulate Bermuda and Central Elementary Schools for their outstanding work last year with their wellness initiatives. The physical education instructors/wellness champions did an AMAZING job with their assessments and executing action plans that benefited Ferguson-Florissant School District students,” said Cedric Brown, the district’s wellness coordinator. “Additionally, I would like to thank the principals of Bermuda and Central for their support and dedication to the Healthy Schools Healthy Community grant, because without their leadership and support, their champions would not be able to do these good works for our students.”
Powered by a national collaborative of leading health, education and private sector organizations, Let’s Move! Active Schools equips schools with the resources, programs, professional development and grants to increase physical education and physical activity opportunities for students, and to cultivate an active school environment.
“We commend Bermuda and Central Elementary Schools’ model work around enhancing physical education and physical activity opportunities and inspiring students to go from zero to sixty both in the classroom and in life,” said Charlene R. Burgeson, Let’s Move! Active Schools executive director. Both of these schools are leading the way in this generation-changing movement that is transforming our nation’s schools into active and healthy hubs.”
To earn a Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award, a school must have met significant benchmarks in five areas: physical education; physical activity before and after school; physical activity during school; staff involvement; and family and community engagement.