DERRY — Students enrolled in Pinkerton Academy’s JROTC program got a good dose of fitness last week.
There were no uniforms required for an entire day as members of the New Hampshire Army National Guard paid Pinkerton a visit to promote fitness.
Col. Howie Steadman, JROTC advisor, said there are 180 students participating in the program. Students in all grade levels had an opportunity to learn about good health and fitness from the visiting soldiers.
“Every Wednesday, we do wellness and some form of physical activity,” Steadman said.
On this particular day, an obstacle course was set up in Shepard Auditorium.
Steadman said the wellness work is an approved part of the JROTC curriculum at Pinkerton.
“It’s a day off from academics,” he said.
Steadman said the National Guard approached Pinkerton about coming in to work with the students.
All seven classroom periods throughout the day participated in the fitness program, he said.