The Health & Wellness program at Community Partnership School is a comprehensive program that includes physical activity and health education with comprehensive nutrition and food education to encourage lifelong healthy habits for our students.
The Physical Education program at CPS emphasizes exercise and play while fostering awareness of the body. Students engage in games and physical activity designed to build physical agility, skills in teamwork and cooperation, and confidence. Physical expression is complemented by health education to help students gain a deeper understanding of their bodies and how to grow and perform at their best.
CPS has added a morning Running Club to our physical education programming. Students who choose to participate can run or walk laps each morning before school. They record how many laps they do and are challenged to cover 100 miles by the end of the year.
In the past, CPS has partnered with the School District of Philadelphia and the Vetri Community Partnership to offer in-class and after-school nutrition education and cooking demonstrations. Through these programs, which included Culinary Classrooms, Eat. Right Now, and My Daughter’s Kitchen Cooking Classes, students were introduced to new fruits and vegetables and were taught how to incorporate them into delicious meals.
Our Pre-K and Kindergarten classes take an active role in preparing their own healthy snacks for the class each day, building comfort and familiarity with nutritious snack foods.