Our Lady of Peace School in Lynbrook was one of many Catholic Elementary Schools on Long Island that received a special week with the iGame4 Program from a grant obtained from the Catholic Health Services that was given to the Diocese of Rockville Centre.
During the week of March 18-22, the students from in kindergarten through eighth grade at Our Lady of Peace School participated in this fun program during their Physical Education Class, as well as additional time slots created throughout the week.
The primary goal of the iGame4 Program is to get children excited about fitness through the use of active video games. The program modifies how children incorporate video games into their day, making it an active versus passive experience.
The iGame4 Program worked with Our Lady of Peace School's physical education teacher Karen Von Braunsberg to develop a curriculum that was challenging, fun and educational. It helped the students improve their flexibility, balance and overall health.
During their physical education classes, the students were able to rotate through a variety of fitness stations, each featuring a large 100-inch screen, projector, video game console and a select curriculum related active video game.
The program is aligned with the New York State Physical Education and Health Learning Standards.
In addition to the students attending during school time, on March 19 OLP and iGame4 hosted a Family Fitness Night. Families were able to sign up for one of three different time slots and try out the fitness fun as a family.