Build Our Kids Success!
We are pleased to run BOKS again! A free before-school physical activity
program, BOKS prepares children for a day of learning and is an
important step in helping children gain an appreciation of the benefits of exercise and
healthy choices that will last a lifetime. BOKS was inspired by Dr. John Ratey’s book
“Spark”. Dr. Ratey, of Harvard Medical School, states that “exercise is the single most
powerful tool that we have to optimize the function of our brains.” Classes are filled with
team-oriented games and provide plenty of opportunity for play since the program
focuses on fun!
Led by a certified BOKS Trainer, 3 times a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, BOKS will begin at 7:40 am and run for 40 minutes for 12 weeks. The curriculum starts with a warm-up and flows into organized active play that includes running related activities, obstacle courses and games that incorporate functional fitness movements such as crunches, jumping, lunges etc. The session ends with a cool down period and nutritional tips.
BOKS does not charge a fee for enrollment. It is a FREE physical activity program hosted at our school. The program is fully funded in partnership with Reebok Canada Fitness Foundation, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the Canadian Football League Association.