Physical education credit for gardening? "Hey, did you hear, I did 50 radish reps yesterday?"
Please...do not try this at home. I lived in Princeton at one time. This is high income, uber-liberal territory. Get your glasses and look in the sky for helicopter parents. More than likely, these kids all have cars.
If sweating in the gym is to be avoided, how about teaching walking? It's "strangely enjoyable" and would stay with them as a healthy habit for a lifetime. As soon as I get new knees I'll be back doing it.
Starting this week at Princeton Public High School, students can take gym class in the garden.
“I think it’s strangely enjoyable,” said Tim Vasseur, a Princeton sophomore, shovel in hand. “It’s definitely not easy to do or anything like that.”
Advocates for greener schools believe this is the first time public school students will receive physical education credit for garden work. The idea was conceived by Matt Wilkinson, a physical education teacher and a former wrestling coach who also has a background in horticulture.