Jim Stone Elementary students will be learning new golf skills in their physical education classes after receiving a grant from the First Tee.
The First Tee National School Program brings the First Tee curriculum to a child’s physical education classroom and through a variety of safe and fun activities, elementary students will learn the basic skills of the sport of golf.
"The program not only gives the students the opportunity to learn golf, but also shows them the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle," a news release stated.
The First Tee Program provides training for the teachers, as well as equipment and lesson plans that integrate golf skills, motor skills, core values and healthy habits.
Principal Mark Lewis said his teachers and students are excited about the new partnership.
“We are truly honored to have been selected to be a part of the National First Tee School Program," he said. "This program has proven results nationwide that go beyond just teaching a lifelong love of golf. The basis of the program also blends character education and wellness in a manner that helps to foster productive and healthy members of society.”
Jim Stone is the first school in Conway to be chosen for the program, which has been implemented in more than 9,000 elementary schools across the country, and will begin this spring.