"Minute to Win It" Event for Life Skills Students Brings 10 Schools Together
Washington Jr./Sr. High School recently hosted its 6th annual "Minute to Win It" event with 121 life skills support students attending from 10 western PA school districts. The competition included a variety of games and activities where the students worked together in groups of six each, rotating through 20 different games and spending 6 mins. per game. The games included a mixture of fine motor skilled games and gross motor skilled games with a Holiday theme. They raced one to one to see who could complete the task first. Other stations included face painting, "what's your elf name?" and guessing how many candies are in the jar.
Schools that sent students to compete included Chartiers Valley, Elizabeth Forward, Baldwin, Upper Saint Clair, Belle Vernon, Canon McMillan, Montour, Peters Township, South Fayette, and hosting school, Washington which had 26 athletes participating. According to event organizers and life skills teachers, the event is something that is enjoyed every year by the students and they look forward to the various competitions with the other school districts.
After the game competitions, students also enjoyed dancing and visiting with Santa.