MEDFORD, Ore. — Teachers at Washington Elementary are getting a taste of their student’s lives.
Sixteen staff members from Washington Elementary were covered in sweat after going through a new intense P.E. workout.
The reason for the fierce workout was to put teachers through the new physical training program students will be tested on this year.
The training, which is now to Medford Elementary Schools, had teachers running, doing sit-ups and push-ups. The goal of the assessment is to improve flexibilty, cardio, strength and endurance.
“We’re trying to take a very positive approach and let them know that everybody is at a different fitness level, but everybody can improve and to get it to where they can challenge themselves,” said Michele Edmon, Physical Education Instructor.
Students will be tested four times throughout the year. The data from the tests will be given to the district to track physical education improvement.
Four-hundred and seventy-five students at Washington Elementary will go through the new program, but the images of their teachers sweating and panting should make it easier.