School district takes part in 'ACES Walk'

ISHPEMING TOWNSHIP — Students at NICE Community Schools put down their books, pencils and computers Thursday afternoon and headed outside for a little bit of fun.

Every student in the district took part in the ‘ACES’ Walk, which stands for ‘All Children Exercise Simultaneously.’ With help from the Ishpeming Township Fire Department, students and staff members made their way around Aspen Ridge Middle School and Westwood High School.

The walk is designed to get kids interested in exercise and encourages them to exercise daily.

“The benefits that physical activity has on your cognitive development is very important for our students to be active,” said Steve Blum, who is a P.E. Teacher at NICE. “I promote that in my P.E. classes and in my health class. I coach a few sports here and we try to get kids involved in as much physical activity as we can. This is just another great way to promote that.”

The Westwood High School Class of 2016 led the younger students on the walk, which lasted about a half hour. Students at NICE have been participating in the ACES Walk for over ten years.