In December of 2013 White Hills Academy in St. Anthony, opened its doors for the first time. The building has many amenities and is considered to be one of the most modern schools in the province. With the help of the International Grenfell Association, the school’s population can state that it has a fantastic fitness room.

With the support from a $10,000 grant from the IGA, White Hills Academy has been able to purchase treadmills, ellipticals, rowers, recumbent bikes, bowflex, and a variety of weight sets to diversify the fitness equipment available to the students.

During the 2014-15 school year the fitness room was set-up and a plan started for maximizing the area. To date a number of physical education classes have utilized the fitness room. The students that have had the opportunity to use the facility really enjoyed it and are benefiting from increased physical activity. With the variety of equipment available the physical education program has been able to diversify and we have been able to accommodate students with varying needs and interests.

P-E equipment at WHA

Students at White Hills Use Equipment Provided by the IGA

We are currently working on an orientation program for our students which will provide them with an understanding of how to use the equipment and what each piece of equipment can be used for. Hopefully, this program will motivate students to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to become more active.

The staff and students of WHA would like to thank IGA for supporting this initiative at our school and giving us the opportunity to promote active living.

Submitted By:

Mervin Parsons

Principal-White Hills Academy