An apple – and 60 minutes – a day


The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) now counts 15 elementary schools which have opted to participate in a Quebec government health initiative called À l'école, on bouge! The objective it is to transform school culture toward an active one, specifically by ensuring students are provided with the opportunity to accumulate at least 60 minutes of physical activity during each school day. Be it for cognitive functioning, social or physical health, this initiative allows students to experience the multiple benefits of physical activity throughout the school day and encourages teachers to be strategic with using movement to benefit learning and classroom management.