The spring season brings new programs and life learning activities for Warwick Valley High School (WVHS) students in the physical education program. Warwick freshman and sophomores have just completed a month in the Warwick, NY pool focusing on water safety, survival strokes and hands-only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
The strokes taught included elementary backstroke, side stroke, front crawl, safety paddle and water entries of head first dive and stride jump entry. The program is designed to promote water safety and basic water skills.
The senior class will begin introductory units in Yoga and Pilates, as well as Fitness Center Safety and Strength Development. This program is designed to promote and teach lifelong learning activities in strength, fitness and weight management. Students will be introduced to body composition fitness assessment and will have the opportunity to get a body composition summary from available technology.
The junior class will begin mandatory units in Project Adventure, built around activities on the Districts high ropes course behind the football field. Students will be introduced to proper belay methods, high element challenges 30 feet off the ground and a zip line experience. The design of the program is to encourage teamwork, cooperation and self-challenge by choice.