Students at Elvira Elementary School in Tucson are getting a chance to experience leadership during their recess time.
The students act as leaders and serve as a recess teachers as part of a new program developed by the Pima County Health Department aimed at advancing physical activity and promoting recess play, a recent article on the Pima County website said.
“We had been brainstorming for ways to build more leadership capacity within our student council members, so this fit perfectly,” Elvira Principal Andy Townsend said in the article.
The leadership effort resulted as part of the Pima County Health Department’s Coordinated School Health Program, the article said. The goal is for children to meet the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day, the article said.
"Kids want opportunities to be active and lead their peers. Peer-to-peer teaching is a great way to make that happen.” Brian Eller, PCHD School Heath Program coordinator, said in the article.