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Amsterdam kids have fun learning to be healthy

From left, Timothy DiCaprio and Jonathan Santigo skillfully maneuver their feet between large poles during a tinikling dance at Health & Wellness Day at Lynch Literacy Academy in Amsterdam on Thursday.The tinikling dance is one of the most popular and well-known of traditional Philippine dances.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
From left, Timothy DiCaprio and Jonathan Santigo skillfully maneuver their feet between large poles during a tinikling dance at Health & Wellness Day at Lynch Literacy Academy in Amsterdam on Thursday.The tinikling dance is one of the most popular and well-known of traditional Philippine dances.
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Students at Lynch Literacy Academy in Amsterdam don’t usually get to play video games in class. Most days are filled with the conventional stuff: math, science and the like, which is why Thursday was so special. “Oh — rejected,” shouted one student, standing before a TV and Xbox Kinect set up in the school media room, playing a classmate in a virtual game of soccer. Thursday was health and wellness day at Amsterdam’s middle school. ...


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