Athletics is an important part of Greenwood; it helps students build skills and lead a healthy lifestyle. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, over 75% of students participated on at least one sports team throughout the year. With current restrictions in place, regular CISAA athletics are on pause. However, that hasn’t stopped our students and staff from finding ways to be active.
From logging kilometres on the Kay Gardner Beltline, to pumping iron in the Fitness Room or playing badminton in the gym, around 60 students have been participating in intramural sports every week. Recently, Greenwood started to run basketball skills and drills in the morning and many students have come out to work on their game.
Intramurals are a great opportunity for students to be active and to socialize with their peers outside of the classroom. All intramural sports have in-depth protocols in place to keep students and teachers safe.
As we all adapt to the changing landscape of rules and restrictions, the Athletics Department and Athletics Committee remain committed to providing opportunities for students to be physically active. Recent initiatives such as MOVEmber have seen our staff and students focus on walking, running or biking in support of mental health awareness as well as their own personal well-being.
In the coming months, we will continue to support the health and well-being of our students through our intramural program and other initiatives, keeping the safety of all those involved the number one priority.