The Whole School kids are excitedly anticipating and preparing for the Nakusp Fun Run/Walk happening THIS Saturday, May 28th! Their coach and teacher, Eli Geddis, has been involved in Kootenay Sufferfest for over five years and is an experienced long distance runner and adventure runner. He believes that kids doing activity and movement during and outside of school promotes strong self-esteem, academic performance and an active lifestyle in adulthood. Well, they are getting plenty of activity in and out of school this year! Thank you Eli.
The students are running about 2 kms every Tuesday and Thursday in addition to spontaneous runs throughout the week! It has been a unique way to see the world outside of school through the trails and byways of Winlaw.
The Whole School prioritizes outdoor leadership and adventure through their regular Friday Outdoor Leadership Program led by Eli and supported through parent participation. This program involves swimming, gymnastics, skiing, snowshoeing, biking, hiking, and wilderness safety education. The Whole School OLP program offers a natural segway for students into local secondary school outdoor ed programs such as the OELP program offered through W.E. Graham Community School in Slocan City, BC.