STELLARTON - Faculty and Staff at the local NSCC campus played several games of dodge ball Tuesday afternoon against students as part of a Health and Wellness program organized by Human Services students in a writing skills class.
"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 year is slightly different. This year, teams of students compete 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 Tuesday 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.
The next challenge will be a basketball game on Feb. 26. The third challenge is Zumba on Mar. 26 and the final challenge will be Floor Hockey, which take place on April 2.