EASTBROOK — Students from Cave Hill School are participating in the WinterKids Winter Games for four weeks beginning Jan. 17. Students compete in a series of outdoor physical activity and nutrition challenges designed to help them be active in the winter and learn healthy habits. Each school is encouraged to involve volunteers, parents, healthy eating and active living organizations in their community and hold a winter carnival to close out the month’s events. This year’s WinterKids Winter Games theme is Winter Olympic Games.
Schools applied for entry into the Winter Games in hopes of earning the top prize, $10,000. All elementary schools in Maine’s 16 counties were eligible to participate. This year, 22 schools reaching 3,805 children and over 900 teachers and staff will be competing. Cave Hill School is one of the Hancock County schools for 2022. Schools competing in the WinterKids Winter Games receive a toolkit full of resources and incentives to help students earn points, including the brand-new WinterKids Learn Outside Guide — an easy-to-use resource to help kids move, learn and explore outdoors while meeting education standards.
“We are excited to be selected to participate in the WinterKids Winter Games,” said Cave Hill School Principal Brenda Jordan. “This is an exciting opportunity to showcase healthy behaviors with our students and to work toward earning prizes for our school! It is also a great opportunity to showcase what our beautiful state of Maine has to offer for winter fun.”
Schools participating in the WinterKids Winter Games accrue points for cash prize awards: $10,000 – Gold Medal School, $7,500 – Silver Medal School and $5,000 – Bronze Medal School. The remaining 19 schools will also receive cash awards based on their place at the end of the competition. A total of $50,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded by WinterKids this year.
For a complete list of participating schools or questions regarding the WinterKids Winter Games, visit www.winterkids.org.