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Teachers walking the 'blue line' in health improvement

WESTPORT In a fun role reversal, teachers are reporting their progress to students at Westport Central School. As part of the schools focus on improving wellness, staff at the school have Walked the Blue Line. In the program, staff members wear pedometers, keeping track of how many steps they walked daily. Their steps were then converted to miles by sixth graders. Using a large map on display outside of the health office, students kept track as their teachers walked the approximately 475 mile blue line (also known as the outline of the Adirondack Park). School nurse Carol Schwoebel was one of the organizers of the program. She said it took 23 staff members less than three weeks to walk the line, and then they moved on to walking the outline of New York State. I think its cool for them to do it helps everyone work together to reach a goal, said sixth-grade Malibu Sprague, who joins other members of her class in making the mathematical conversions.

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