ACTIVE DESIGN PROGRAM ENCOURAGES PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN SCHOOLS, NYC Health

Active Art: Queens P.S. 13

ACTIVE DESIGN PROGRAM ENCOURAGES PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN SCHOOLS, NYC Health

Active Design in Schools projects included interactive indoor and outdoor murals and play spaces.

The Health Department today announced the completion of the 2018 Active Design in Schools program to promote physical activity for children. This year, the program created interactive art installations in 11 public schools across the city, reaching nearly 7,000 students in grades K-12.These projects included interactive indoor and outdoor murals and play spaces.

Local arts organizations – ArtBridge in Queens; Casita Maria in the Bronx; Creative Art Works in Brooklyn; Groundswell in Staten Island; and the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling in Manhattan – worked closely with students to design and install the projects. The selection committee prioritized applications from schools with high need, dedication to improving health equity, and an interest in promoting physical activity. Ten schools were funded by the Health Department, and one school was funded by the Mayor’s Building Healthy Communities initiative. Since 2015, the Active Design in Schools program has funded enhancements in 83 K-12 public schools, reaching over 40,000 students.Public schools can apply now to be considered for next year’s program.

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