During the Spartans for Life unit, we will put our fitness focus on strength, endurance, speed, and time. Another key focus will be on building relationships with our new cohort of G6 students and navigating safely through the Middle School playground and various obstacles.
Our unit is inspired by the SPARTAN Kids races, which were established following the adult spartan events. The races are developmentally appropriate obstacle courses for children aged 4-14. The aim of completing an obstacle course is to have fun in a challenging environment that often asks participants to work as a team and learn grit and resilience together while conquering individual goals.
We aim to achieve the following outcomes during the unit:
Students will get to know different obstacle courses throughout the unit and eventually create their own as a group of students. At the end of the unit, they will introduce their homeroom to their obstacle course, and they will race through it in teams.