The 2nd Annual Pre-K Field Day for Lebanon Special School District’s Pre-K classes took place last Friday, April 28th on the Cumberland University campus. Cumberland University’s Libby O’Guin, Director of Student Life and Dr. George Walker, Program Director for Health, Physical Education, and Athletic Coaching hosted the event along with Dr. Penny Thompson, Director of the LSSD Pre-K Program and Tammy Grow, Coordinated School Health Coordinator. “It’s important to teach healthy behaviors to children at an early age and convey that physical activity can be fun,” said Tammy Grow.
Approximately 50 Cumberland University students helped direct 180 Pre-K students through several stations with fun activities to promote physical activity. With the rise in obesity rates in America, CU students feel the importance of helping children stay active at a young age. “The Office of Student Life strives to engage our surrounding community as much as possible through the service of our students,” said Libby O’Guinn, Director of Student Life at CU.
The university students enjoyed interacting with the children as much as the little ones enjoyed the CU students. Some students from the Health and Human Performance program have the opportunity to interact with Pre-K students from the Cumberland Pre-K class located on campus on a weekly basis during the spring semester. On Friday, each class was able to rotate and experience eleven different stations throughout the event. If you are interested in learning more about Health, Physical Education and Athletic Coaching at Cumberland University you may contact Dr. George Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-547-1213.