FULTON, NY – Students enrolled in the Fulton Community School extended year program have embraced the “Healthy Kids, Healthy Community” motto this summer and with help from local agencies and businesses, they recently put that theme into action.
Representatives from the Oswego County Health Department, Farnham Family Services and Counseling and Healing Arts of Oswego County met with students at the Fulton Junior High School on July 8 to discuss various health-related topics.
The healthcare professionals engaged the students through hands-on activities such as deep breathing exercises, a scooter game and other activities that promoted overall wellness.
“These activities tie in perfectly with the theme this year, and the students are enjoying it,” said Janice Scott, community schools grant project resource coordinator.
In addition to the interaction with the local healthcare representatives, the students are also building a garden in the courtyard as part of their project-based enrichment experience.
While the project is still in its infancy, teacher Karen Noel said the students are eager to get started and she expects the garden to flourish.
“The students are researching herbs and different kinds of plants right now,” Noel said. “They will figure out which plants will do best given the amount of sunlight in the different areas of the garden.”
The Fulton Community School extended year program takes place from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays through July 31 at the Fulton Junior High School.
For more information about the program, contact Geri Geitner, director of Student Support Services in the Fulton City School District, at 593-5547.