Physical Fitness & Awareness
A healthy body helps to nurture a healthy mind.
At the Banneker it’s not only about STEM, (Science Technology Engineering and Math). It’s also about physical activity and having a good time. We help students learn to work together by teaching them how to play together. A young active mind needs an active healthy body.
The mission of the Banneker Bolts Cross Country team is to provide an experience that will encourage each athlete to strengthen their competitive spirit and nurture their desire for success in all aspects of life. Participation in running can help build self-esteem and confidence. It can motivate children to excel academically and help build social and coping skills.
We feel that there is nothing more enriching than exercise and the natural world. In 2007, we decided to engage our students in some outdoor winter activities. By 2009 we had activities planned for our 5th and 6th graders in almost every month of the school year. Since that time, we have continued to expand our activities to engage more fully with our New England natural world.