FARMINGTON – ACES (All Children Exercise Simultaneously) Day was held May 5 when millions of children from all 50 states and more than 50 countries had an opportunity to get physically active at the same time.

Each year students and teachers join together to exercise and promote the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle.

Participating schools and members of the community exercised from 10 to 10:15 a.m. that day.

At that same moment other communities all over the world were also moving, creating the world’s largest exercise class.

Six out of the eight schools in SAD 9 participated as did many other schools in the surrounding communities such as Jay.

Weld Elementary had 27 participants who danced to music. Academy Hill School had 230 students participate as they walked together.

W.G. Mallett School had 353 participants, Cascade Brook School had 298 participants and Mount Blue Middle School had 420 participants for a total of 1,546 of SAD 9 students and staff participating in ACES.

ACES is an international project, endorsed and promoted by the Maine Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, to encourage all children and teens in Maine to feel good and be physically active.

For more information about ACES, contact the Healthy Community Coalition at 645-3136.

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