Woodford Paideia Academy Gets Fit at Family Health and Wellness Night


A Woodford Paideia Academy second-grader is ready to learn new hula hoop moves.

In honor of National Nutrition Month, Woodford Paideia Academy offered an evening of nutrition, exercise and games for students, parents and community members.

The school hosted Family Health and Wellness Night in partnership with several local organizations including Gym Skills, Bear Paddle Swim School, USA Ninja Challenge – Cincinnati, Burn Boot Camp, Mission 2 Move, Kenwood Rehabilitation Services, the Reds Youth Academy, My Nose Turns Red and CPS Athletics.

“I thought it would be great to introduce parents and the community to resources they might not know about,” said Heidi Roland, physical education teacher at Woodford Paideia Academy. “It will help highlight local partners as well as resources available through Cincinnati Public Schools.”

Ryan Walker, of Burn Boot Camp, gives kids expert fitness tips.

My Nose Turns Red, a non-profit dedicated to youth circus, showed students in kindergarten through sixth-grade the ropes of acrobatics, tumbling and what it takes to be in the circus. With the help of instructors, the children got to test out stilts, hula hoops, balance beams and unicycles.

“Being healthy means you know how to take care of yourself – your body, organs,” shared a sixth-grade student. “You eat good food and exercise.”

Guests also had the opportunity to learn about healthy activities for kids such as the Reds Youth Academy’s Fun-at-Bat enrichment program, along with summer and mentoring programs and free instruction. The evening included a raffle for prizes like Reds game tickets, gift cards and more.

Woodford Paideia Academy thanks all community partners who gave their resources and time:

“It’s important to live a healthy lifestyle,” said Jaton Kershaw, a teacher at Woodford Paideia Academy. “We need things like this in our community.”

To learn more about all the great things happening at Woodford Paideia Academy, visit woodford.cps-k12.org


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