SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP, OH (WLIO) – Around 400 Shawnee students gobbled up the steps to help get them ready for learning and have some fun too.
Every day, every class at the school takes a mile walk or run, but today they decided to add some holiday flavor and turn it into their first-ever Turkey Trot. The school has been doing The Daily Mile for about three years now, and the teachers have seen the benefits of getting their students up and active.
“A lot of times the kids need a brain break during the day. So this is a good way for them to get out and get some exercise, some movement with their friends and if they are a little chatty, it allows them to talk during that time too,” says Michelle Knippen, 3rd Grade Teacher Shawnee Maplewood.
And the students had a great time at their first Turkey Trot.
“It gets you moving and gets your heart beating,” says Dylan DePalma, 4th Grade Shawnee Maplewood.
“Cause this is like my first time ever running a mile at my school. I just transferred here,” says Adri Cotter, 3rd Grade Shawnee Maplewood.
“I like running because it gets you up, it gets you exercise, and it helps you with your heartbeat,” says Samuella Bikakala, 4th Grade Shawnee Maplewood
Maplewood is looking forward to continuing the Turkey Trot next year.