Physical Education

Welcome to Physical Education!

Echavarria, Leo (603) 352-1712 PE Teacher

Physical activity guidelines for Americans: Children and Adolescents

In 2008, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, which provide science-based recommendations to help persons aged six years or older improve their health through physical activity. Included in these national guidelines is a chapter dedicated to physical activity recommendations for children and adolescents aged 6-17 years. These guidelines reflect the most up-to-date research about youth physical activity and associated health benefits.

Youth Physical Activity Guidelines

Children and adolescents should have 60 minutes (one hour) or more of physical activity daily.   

  • Aerobic: Most of the 60 or more minutes a day should be either moderate or vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity and should include vigorous-intensity physical activity at least three days a week.
  • Muscle-strengthening: As part of their 60 or more minutes of daily physical activity, children and adolescents should include muscle-strengthening physical activity on at least three days of the week.
  • Bone-strengthening: As part of their 60 or more minutes of daily physical activity, children and adolescents should include bone-strengthening physical activity on at least three days of the week.

It is important to encourage young people to participate in physical activities that are appropriate for their age, that are enjoyable, and that offer variety.

http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/physicalactivity/guidelines.htm

Camp Resources

The following is a list of resources for parents when considering camps for their children.  In no way does this mean that Franklin School endorses or favors these particular programs.  This page is a constant work in progress as there are so many different camps, however, it is a hope that this resource will help bring them all together for parents.

eFlyers through SAU29  These are non-school related activities all in one spot!

Keene Recreation Center   Check this site out seasonally as their plethora of programs changes frequently!

Keene Family YMCA   A great resource for the whole family.  They have a great climbing wall too if your child wants to explore climbing beyond Franklin!

MOCO (The Moving Company)  They have some great camps during winter and spring vacations too!

Stonewall Farm  Great programs for all ages.

Camp Glen Brook, Marlborough, NH

Camp Takodah, Richmond, NH