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Physical Activity

Programs and Initiatives

Year Long Programs is a leadership program designed for upper elementary school students. This program teaches them to organize fun and active games on the school yard, at recess, lunch and beyond. If you have an existing Peer Mediation program at your school, as many schools do, P.A.L.S could compliment this by providing additional leadership training, and by incorporating more physical activity, working towards the common goal of more cooperation and friendly play, with less conflict on the school yard.”

P.A.L.S Resources

Girls Clubs

This year, the Health Promotion Team is promoting Girls Clubs with their partner Active Halifax Communities.  Girls Physical Activity Week will be March 5th-9th.  Girls Clubs can be run throughout the year, check our website for an upcoming PD opportunity in the fall.
For more information check out: Girls Club Brochure

Monthly Initiatives


Walk to School month is October. International Walk to School week is October 3rd - 7th, 2011.  With Walk to School Day on October 5th, 2011

For more information: http://

Girls Physical Activity Week - March (Info coming soon!)

Live and Unplugged  (April- Info coming soon!)

This year the HRSB Health Promotion Team and its partners, Active Halifax Communities, and Capital Health are once again offering “Live & Unplugged” a classroom and community based challenge to encourage students to increase levels of physical activity, while decreasing the time spent in front of a screen (TV, Computer, Nintendo etc.) and making healthier food choices.

Boys Physical Activity Week - May (Info coming soon!)

Bike Week - May/June (Info coming soon!)

Our Partners



Walking in the HRM.