Here is what one parent says about Spring Break Netwalking:
"The kids were so invested each day we walked with you. Each day when I went in their rooms to wake them up, I left it up to them. I said, 'Do you want to go again? If so, get up and get moving.' And, believe me, each day they popped outta bed and were ready in record time. It was so nice to have something to do with them that was interesting, fun, and exercise all in one."
- Leah Lowell, Scout Leader, Coventry, RI, children aged 10 and 12
WHY FORM AN AFTERSCHOOL NETWALKING CLUB?
Because public policy intended to boost academic performance in public schools has placed more stress on both students and teachers, and Afterschool Netwalking helps relieve stress.
Because physical education and recess, which are natural stress relievers have been scaled back to devote more hours to instructional time, and Afterschool Netwalking brings added physical education and recess back into the day.
Because higher levels of stress and lower levels of physical activity have helped to feed a childhood obesity epidemic, and research shows that obesity impairs cognitive development, causes depression, and lowers academic performance, and Afterschool Netwalking helps students lose weight and lighten up while providing expanded learning activity.
Because recent studies show a direct correlation between amount of exercise and academic test score results.
By promoting heart healthy habits, Afterschool Netwalking Clubs offer natural remedies for obesity, depression, and academic apathy. We offer FREE Club Starter Kits, online curriculum materials and audio stories, books, games, and a blog to inspire active, stress-free, social learning.
Join the conversation at the Netwalking blog, where Club Leaders and Educators can share tips and best practices for engaging students in active learning.
"Come forth into the light of things,
Let nature be your teacher."
- William Wordsworth
"You never know when a secret angel, who looks like everybody else, may show up to protect you or to guide you along your path."
- Miss Wendy
Wendy Nadherny Fachon
P.O. Box 2221
East Greenwich, RI 02818