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‘Parents in PE’ A Success At Maroun elementary

 Maroun Elementary School students and their parents, grandparents are all smiles after participating in a recent physical education class.
Maroun Elementary School students and their parents, grandparents are all smiles after participating in a recent physical education class.

PHOENIX – Parents and grandparents in the Phoenix Central School District recently joined elementary students in physical education classes.

The annual “Parents in PE” program began several years ago at the suggestion of Alice Benjamin, a PE teacher at Michael A. Maroun Elementary School.

Parents, grandparents and Phoenix students practice teamwork and coordination during the annual Parents in PE event at Michael A. Maroun Elementary School.
Parents, grandparents and Phoenix students practice teamwork and coordination during the annual Parents in PE event at Michael A. Maroun Elementary School.

Since then, hundreds of parents have participated and learned a variety of exercises to use at home.

“I try to change the activities and make sure they can do some of these things together at home,” Benjamin said.

This year, participants climbed the rock wall (funded through Box Tops for Education) and worked their way through agility courses, team activities and cardiovascular exercises.

“It’s awesome to see the kids and their parents/grandparents exercising together and having fun,” Benjamin said. “This is something that they look forward to every year.”