The Wilmington High School gymnasium will be coming down over February vacation. So what exactly will students do with no gym to run around in?
That is one of the first questions many residents have, and for the answer we turn to the blog of WHS principal Eric Tracy. He provides some information in a blog post from Wednesday.
Tracy said that for at least the next two years, Physical Education and health teachers will have to get creative, utilizing outdoor space when the weather allows and larger indoor rooms when it's raining, snowing or cold.
Health class will be taught during the first half of this semester while the P.E. portion will come second half in an effort to take advantage of warmer weather.
According to Tracy's blog, outdoor options include softball, football, capture the flag, aerobic walking, frisbee golf, field hockey, and others. When indoors, students can take yoga, Zumba, step aerobics, kick boxing, jump roping, weight training and more.
Tracy said the indoor classes will be able to take place in oversized classrooms and the cafeteria when it's not in use. Outdoor activities will take place on the ball field, Town Common, and possibly nearby sidewalks for aerobic activities.
"Kids will still be moving, sweating, and learning about ways to be more physically active," wrote Tracy. "In fact, many of the activities can be carried on into life. There can be no excuses for not getting off the couch!"
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