The Ghana International School (GIS) on Saturday held a health walk as part of efforts to get students and parents engaged in healthy activities.
The walk was also aimed at raising funds to support Mental Health Institutions (GIS Pantang Hospital Project) and students well-being.
Dubbed the ‘45th Annual PTA Sponsored Walk,’ the 15km event started from Kitase through Berekuso to the Presbyterian Women’s Institute at Abokobi, Accra.
Speaking after the walk, Parents Teachers Association (PTA) Chairperson, Clementia Tettey said, the school believes that students need to exercise and keep fit so they could be healthy to carry out their daily activities.
She added that, the school usually organises other sporting events including the annual games but believes walking would also help in getting the students active at all times.
There was also a special walk for children in nursery to Class 2 while the rest of the school was involved in Saturday’s walk.
There were prizes for the Fastest Walker, the class that raised the most funds and class that had the most walkers as well as the first to complete from junior school, lower and upper secondary.
A raffle was also held to give students an opportunity to walk away with reading books to encourage them to continue exercising and reading.
By Michael D. Abayateye