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The first Wellness Day for the academic year took place in November, and as usual, students were expected to make the vibrant trek from the Botanical Gardens in Paget through the trails and eventually back to T.N Tatem in Warwick.

Students and parents were previously advised that they needed to be gathered at the gardens by the call of school where they would be teamed with their advisors and advisory group for the walk. Several parents were also to be found dressed in their walking gear and were on their marks for the start of the walk. Teachers were strategically placed along the route and offered fruits and refreshment for many weary feet that were determined to complete this venture.

The walk was completed by approximately 11:30 am and students were given a chance to refresh themselves and revive their tired feet. After a busy first quarter, students were elated to get the opportunity to let loose and run around with their peers. This was the first experience for the M1 students, and they revelled in this welcomed opportunity to relax and recuperate mentally as well as physically.

This year was also different in the fact that the M3 team, in keeping with the focus of the day, was out on their fundraising drive selling healthy drinks and snacks at a very reasonable price.

The second half of the day was filled with fun activities that once again saw students, parents and teachers becoming physically active in some sport or activity. The highlight of the afternoon, however, came when the teachers and parents took to the football field to try and challenge the young more able-bodied students.

Even the principal herself and the deputy principal came out in their gear and took on the challenge of schooling the young ones. It was no surprise though that the more experienced and cohesive team of teachers and parents gave them a fine thrashing and magnificent lesson in the art and skill of playing football.

Besides the football and netball games students were allowed to visit different stations where they were allowed to play many other sport and fun activities that would have them moving around. The day culminated with a netball match pitting the teachers aagainst the students, and once again the teachers totally outclassed the girls to come out winners.

Impressive accomplishment: Having over 90% student participation in the 2010 December Fest was very impressive. Even though many students shine when it comes to academics; many students also shine outside of academics, and the annual December Fest illustrates this. At T. N. Tatem Middle School the objective is to meet all of our students' needs.
Best foot forward: Students, staff and even parents celebrated physical wellness with a walk from the Botanical Gardens to T. N. Tatem Middle School one November morning.
Fine tuning: Approximtely 70 M1, M2 and M3 students of T. N. Tatem Middle School are preparing for a series of free summer concerts, mainly in Hamilton parks, neighbourhood primary schools and HSBC Bank Bermuda. Details will be available from the school office at a later date.
Planting paradise: Students of T. N. Tatem Middle School joined HSBC for a Community Action Day at Cooper's Island on December 8, 2010. Two shuttle buses from Suburban Transport collected the students and teachers who arrived at Cooper's Island around 1:00pm. Everyone wore long pants and shirt and sturdy shoes like sneakers and boots. Red HSBC t-shirts, HSBC water bottles, and white HSBC hats were provided as well.

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Published March 03, 2011 at 1:00 am (Updated March 03, 2011 at 8:56 am)

Students, parents turn out for T.N. Tatem wellness walk

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