F.H. Collins Secondary School in Whitehorse has a new weight lifting and exercise facility that features competition grade equipment.
The new facility is intended to help students learn more broadly about fundamental movement skills and overall physical development, a focus of the school’s sports program. The facility will also support learning outcomes in other areas of the school curriculum related to health and well-being.
Physical activity is an important part of living a healthy life, including how students think and feel and their capacity to learn at school. This new facility will enhance F.H. Collins’s excellent sports programming and support new learning opportunities for all students. We are committed to providing Yukon students with modern learning spaces to enhance their learning and opportunities to succeed at school and in their lives.
Minister of Education Tracy-Anne McPhee
The 246-square metre facility is in a one-storey building near the back of the school and has space for up to 27 students.
The existing fitness room at the school will continue to be available for use while the new space will be focused on learning opportunities for students interested in sports programming, physical development, and health and well-being.
The F.H. Collins sports program emphasizes mastering fundamental movement skills and overall physical development in students, whether they already consider themselves athletes or whether they are simply interested in enhancing their physical fitness.