The other day we went to a meeting to learn how we can improve our school environment, and our natural environment, it was called the Healthy Active Schools Symposium (HASS).
At the HASS meeting we learned about lots of new things. One of the things we learned about is healthy eating, learning about how other schools encourage healthy eating really inspired me.
We also learned about how we can take care of the environment. WE walked to the HASS meeting and I learned that it was a good thing, way better for the environment than driving there, plus it’s better for us.
We saw lots of other schools there and they all had really cool programs inside their schools to help improve how everyone works and make sure everyone is happy and healthy.
I know we already have lots of good programs in our school but one of the programs I think we could add that I saw at the meeting is where the older kids go down and teach games to the younger kids. In the presentation of one of the schools, they showed the older kids teaching the younger kids and they just looked so happy. I think it would be cool to make little kids happy.
When I saw one of the interactive presentations I realized that pollution is one of the main concerns of today’s youth. Litter and loss of animals are also some very big concerns of the people at the HASS meeting.
After we learned what we can do to improve our health , our school environment health , others health, and our natural environment we walked back to school the whole while thinking about what we just learned.
I learned a lot at the meeting , I was also very inspired and hope I can go to another HASS meeting soon.
From your excited student, Alicia