MANCHESTER - Maple Street School held their sixth annual Wellness Day on Friday, March 7, to culminate the holistic health and wellness studies in all grades.

With the expertise of local health and fitness instructors, students took part in active workshops offering curricular support on topics including nutrition, fitness, team building, mental wellness and stress management, goal setting, and various topics that explored and highlighted the mind-body connection.

Julie Ring leads Maple Street’s lower school in a story telling and yoga activity recently.
Julie Ring leads Maple Street's lower school in a story telling and yoga activity recently. (Courtesy Photo)

Visiting presenters included Margi Putney from The Manchester Gym, who led upper-school girls in Sh'Bam; Julie Ring, who led lower school students in her fun yoga/storytelling interactive activity, instructors from the Vermont Martial Arts Academy, who led students in introductory karate/martial arts lessons, Christie MacKenzie and the Londonderry Fire and Rescue Squad, who taught the HeartSaver CPR/AED training course to 7th and 8th graders; Dorset resident Peter Pierce, who led a workshop on The Compound Effect, and Marc Williams of Manchester Acupuncture and Herbs.

Maple Street faculty presenters included Laura Brown, kindergarten teacher and instructor at the Stratton Sports Center, who led nutrition and meditation classes; upper school science teacher, Lisa Edry, who taught yoga, fourth grade teacher; Amy Panitz, who led an outdoor nature hike with business manager, Bettina Tuttle; and upper school history teacher, Geoff Chamberlain, who facilitated construction of a massive obstacle course along with Director of Athletics, Jeff Barclay.

Maple Street School is an independent day school serving children in grades Kindergarten through eighth grade.

For more information about the school, call Admissions Director Jeff Barclay at (802) 362-7137 or visit on the web at www.maplestreet school.com.