Photos courtesy of the Seaford School District
A 27-year tradition that celebrates the changing of the seasons continued on Oct. 6 as Seaford Manor Elementary School hosted its Autumn Classic.
The annual event encourages physical fitness and also focuses on positive character traits. Students wore their Character Counts shirts, which were provided by the PTA, and gathered on the blacktop for a schoolwide photo. They had all of the colors of the rainbow represented, from kindergartners in red to fifth graders in purple.
Each grade had a half-hour to run, jog and walk around the track at the adjacent Seaford High School. There were also some hurdles to add other physical fitness components. Children were joined by Principal Debra Emmerich, Assistant Principal Mary-Ellen Kakalos, their teachers and family members for multiple laps around the track on the sunny fall day.
The event was organized by physical education teachers Michael Corcoran and Dianne Dunn to emphasize that working out with family and friends bring enjoyment and creates lifelong fitness habits.