Ash Point students to compete in annual WinterKids Winter Games

Jan 15, 2020
Source: Benjamin Tripp Students at Ash Point celebrate the beginning of the WinterKids Winter Games with a handmade flag.

Owls Head — Students from Ash Point Community School are participating in the WinterKids Winter Games for the month of January. These students will compete in a four-week series of outdoor physical activity and nutrition challenges designed to help them be active in the winter and learn healthy habits.

Each school is encouraged to involve volunteers, parents, healthy eating and active living organizations in their community, and hold a winter carnival to close out the month’s events. This year’s WinterKids Winter Games theme is STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math).

WinterKids selected two schools in each of Maine’s sixteen counties to participate this year for a total of 7,200 students and 750 teachers. Schools compete for weekly points based on the total percentage of the student body that participates.

Schools competing in the WinterKids Winter Games receive a toolkit full of resources and incentives to help students earn points, including the award-winning WinterKids Guide to Outdoor Active Learning- an easy to use resource to help kids move, learn, and explore outdoors while meeting education standards.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the Winterkids Winter Games for the second year in a row. We are in it to win it!” said Ben Tripp, principal of Ash Point Community School.

Schools participating in the WinterKids Winter Games accrue points for cash prize awards: $5000 will go to the Gold Medal School, $3000 will go to the Silver Medal School, and $1,500 will go to the Bronze Medal School. There are honorable mentions and prizes for all participating schools.

WinterKids is a nonprofit that helps children develop healthy habits through education and outdoor winter activity. The organization delivers innovative outdoor programs for families, schools, and communities. Learn more at WinterKids.org.

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