Physical Education teacher Taylor Johnson received a national award as a champion for his work. The Vernon River man has been teaching at Belfast Consolidated for five years. The curriculum involves daily physical education and a wide variety of sports and activities. He says the key to keeping kids engaged is excitement and energy; the more he is excited, the more energized he finds his students are. From left are Grade 9 students Sosi Lopez, Isaac Edward, Mr Johnson, Hannah Rooney, Daniel McGeoghegan and school principal John Munro. The school also won an award for the physical education curriculum and received a 4-star certification, the highest achievable level.

Taylor Johnson teaches physical education at Belfast Consolidated School and was awarded a Champion of the Month certificate by Physical and Health Education Canada, a national body for teachers on March 10. Mr Johnson is pictured here with his award at Belfast Consolidated. The school also received a 4-star classification for Quality Daily Physical Education from PHE Canada. The classification is the highest level awarded to schools.

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