All Children Exercise Simultaneously
By Michael Harland
Last week I was able to head back to Linden St. School in Plainville to be a part of the world’s largest exercise class. It’s called Project ACES (All Children Exercise Simultaneously) and the goal is to help teach our youth about exercise and how important it is. Here’s what the website has to say:
“Project ACES was created by physical education teacher Len Saunders in 1989 as a method of motivating children to exercise. ACES takes place on the first Wednesday in May as part of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month along with National Physical Education Week. It has been labeled as “the world’s largest exercise class” by the media. Since 1989, millions of children from all over the world exercise together to promote proper health and fitness habits. With the obesity epidemic facing the youth of the world, children’s fitness plays a major role in fighting heart disease. Project ACES hopes to address these issues with its big event in May, as well as schools that participate in daily Project ACES Clubs throughout the year.”
I hope that your child and their peers got to participate in this event at their school. If not, share this with their school and hopefully, we can help this program and everything it has to offer to grow.