College Gate Elementary welcomes Seahawks Malcolm Smith
ANCHORAGE, Ak--This fall College GAte Elemntary's gym teacher Katie Povolo submitted a video for the Make a Move video contest.
A few monts later, College GAte was 1 out 5 schools in the country to win the grand prize of 15,000 dollars.
Seahwaks linebacker, Malcolm Smith, not only sent his congratulations but encouraged healthy eating and exercise.
He evne showed off some of his moves by joining in on the school's "What Up Warm Up. Followed by a touchdown dance challenge.
"Not getting the opportunity to go outside and exercise that energy so you can get back inside and concentrate is a problem, so I think that it is important and I'm happy to be an advocate for 60 minutes of play," Smith.
It's a simple concept this teacher says impacts a persons well-being in many ways.
"When kids exercise they do better academically, they feel better about themselves, they make social connections, it's just such a powerful tool and I know that personally," Povolo.
"I'm just really excited to get our kids out there next winter out on the skis and getting active," Povolo.
With Smith joining the students at the assembly, Ms. Povolo syas she's grateful these kids get a healthy hero to look up to.
"Those role models are really valuable to kids that speaks volumes to have them step up and say I did well in school and also did well in the playing field exercise helped me do that and it opened so many doors," Povolo.
Malcolm Smith had one last piece of advice for the kids at Collge Gate.
"Yea be active for 60 minutes a day, eat healthy, eat your yogurt and drink your milk," Smith.