The first official Colt Bolt was held on Oct. 16 to raise money for the Primary School, while learning how to make healthy choices. The Bolt was a jog-a-thon held around the high school track and followed by healthy snacks for participants. Close to the tracks, students and parents were provided with health stations, giving advice and information on health and how to stay fit. Students could go to the bolt during the day with one of their classes or during a lunch period. Students were asked to raise money two weeks prior to the event. Parents could buy their kids signs for encouragement for the students as they ran. Funds collected from the fundraiser event went towards the school for field trips, back to school costs, and teacher appreciation lunches.
Kathy Connolly, who has been teaching at the primary for 19 years, instructed students during the event. She was very happy with the result saying “This is a fun activity because the kids get to jog and have fun.” Ms. Connolly taught students the importance of good food choices and daily exercise.
The kids were encouraged to move around and warm-up with jumping jacks, push ups and stretches while listing to “pump up” songs like “Everybody Get Down,” “I’ve Got the Power” and “I Feel Good.” After the warm up, students spread around the track and jogged for 15 minutes. Students seemed to enjoy the event, getting a chance to get out of the class room and get moving. The event was very successful and will definitely be making a comeback next year.