Rollerblading (February 13, 2012)
In January, Gordon L Willson Elementary School introduced a Skate In School Rollerblading program for grades 1-5. With the help of the WWPA, our parent association, and principal, Dr. Fitzgerald, we were able to purchase complete sets of roller blades, helmets and pads. Students are completing their initial skating instruction during 2 weeks in gym class with great success! In addition, GLW is offering an after school skating club on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00 for each grade level. The goals in the Skate In School program were to provide students the opportunity to learn a lifetime fitness activity safely in school, increase cardiovascular endurance, balance and self-confidence. The Skate In School program is off to a tremendous start.