Connecticut students earn books in New Haven exercise program

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The occasion encourages college students and their households to train and skim this summer season

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Thursday marked the beginning of the 2022 Summer season of Enjoyable Health Problem in New Haven, the place college students met at East Shore Park to train and had an opportunity to win some prizes.

The occasion works to advertise studying and train over the summer season months, with the message “wholesome our bodies wholesome minds.” 

“Studying doesn’t take a trip,” stated Gemma Joseph Lumpkin, the organizer of the occasion and the chief of youth, household, and group with New Haven Public Colleges. “We would like our college students and their households to return out, get pleasure from this lovely climate, get pleasure from this lovely East Shore Park.” 

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College students and households of the New Haven Public College District warmed up for a stroll within the park, and college students that accomplished the stroll acquired a free e book and an opportunity to win an iPad.

“We got here right here to get some books,” stated pupil, Christian Agapantecato.  

The books had been for all college students large and small. 

“I received ocean creatures,” stated Aiden Scott. 

“The Large Dipper” was the e book 4-year-old Abigail Moody stated she acquired.

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That is an occasion that folks in the neighborhood are grateful for. 

“From 4 all the way in which as much as highschool, freshmen and sophomores and juniors are right here so I believe it’s a superb alternative for our youngsters,” stated Abigail’s father, Aaron Moody. 

The stroll was a enjoyable approach to tour the town parks and meet new mates. 

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“Being a college worker and a guardian that lives in New Haven it’s superior to have occasions like this all through the summer season,” stated Scott. “To form of break that bodily sweat however ensure youngsters are participating in lecturers and breaking that psychological sweat as properly.”

“That is about summer season of enjoyable we’re coming off of COVID, masks are off in New Haven, we’re saying get out right here benefit from the climate, one another, and all New Haven has to supply for the scholars,” stated Lumpkin. 

There are many alternatives to affix this program this summer season. The small print may be discovered right here. 

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