Moonlight Elementary students and staff are once again participating in the 5th annual 24 hour Challenge of Fitness. The 24 hour Challenge will begin on Thursday, April 16, at 9 a.m. and end on Friday, April 17, at 9 a.m.
Students will have 48 days to complete 24 hours of various fitness activities (average 30 minutes each day). The amount of daily exercise will be recorded on an activity log and returned to school. To complete the 24 Hour Challenge, Physical Education Teacher Mr. Amos will run for 24 hours at the Moonlight Elementary playground.
The goals for the 24 Hour Challenge are:
• increasing and maintaining consistent daily physical activity,
• setting a goal and reaching that goal,
• trying new fitness activities at home,
• encouraging others to participate in healthy habits,
• developing healthy eating habits for a lifetime,
• and, having fun!
Since the challenge began in 2011, Moonlight students and families have covered 1,078 miles.   Mr. Amos has run a total of 440 miles.  Students will be running/walking with Mr. Amos during the school day while they are in specials.
Parents and families are invited to join the students on the playground during the evening from 3:30 to 8 p.m.  To promote healthy choices, students are being challenged to bring in dry and canned food goods and hygiene items that will be donated to the Gardner Multi-Service Center.   Last year students donated 2,430 items.  Moonlight Elementary staff and students strive to make healthy choices for all students and the community.
“The goal of our challenge is to inspire a lifelong habit of good fitness and nutrition for our students and families of Moonlight,” said Amos.  “By the enthusiasm I see in this Challenge year after year, I believe our goal will be met.”
Moonlight Elementary is located at 17960 S. Moonlight Road, Gardner, Kansas.