NSCC students working on health and wellness program

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STELLARTON - Human Services students in the writing skills class at NSCC’s Pictou Campus are working to bring a health and wellness program to students, faculty and staff while applying the skills they learn in the classroom.

“Writing Skills can be kind of dry, so I thought this would make it a little more fun,” Trevor Reddick of the Health and Human Services department said. “The aim of the program is to bring the faculty, staff and students together to have some fun and get more active at the same time.”

Over the course of eight weeks, the writing skills students will put on four sessions of physical activity challenges in the campus gym.

The students will organize the events and communicate with the campus community about getting involved in the games.

The students are promoting the event as “Fit 2 Fly,” and Reddick said this is the second year that writing skills students at NSCC have put on Fit 2 Fly through this class.

Reddick said the concept for Fit 2 Fly this will be slightly different this year. This year, teams of students will go up against teams of faculty and staff. The side that has the most cumulative points after the four challenges wins The Fit 2 Fly title for 2013.

The sessions will take place during the designated free time for all students, which is Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. Registration is $2 per person, which will go the Diabetes Association.

“We have two students in our class who are affected by diabetes so the class thought that would be a good choice,” Reddick said.

Session one will be a dodge ball game on Feb. 19; session two will be a volley ball game on March 5; session three will be a Zumba challenge on March 26; session four will be floor hockey on April 9.

Organizations: Health and Human Services department, Diabetes Association

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