5th Grade Pedometer Challenge
- Meagan O'Connor, Lincoln Elementary School
- Community Involvement, Physical Activity Participation, Student Leadership, Other
Lincoln Elementary is new to the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, and one of the first in its school district. The Program Advisor was selected to be a part of the Program Advisor Leadership Council (PALC), and did a very good job in recruiting awesome students to join the team at Lincoln. Not only has this team excelled by reaching 4 Steps by November, but they also reached Touchdown status before the end of 2015. As a way to stay active in the new year, the team began trying to recruit additional schools for deeper engagement in the district. Most of the other schools have seemed hesitant, so the team decided to tap into some fun competition that often accompanies schools within the same school district. Rather than giving up when schools did not seem interested, the team decided to make a video of using pedometers to track activity while calling out all of the 5th graders in the district to join them in the pedometer challenge. Pictured is the Fuel Up to Play 60 district coach engaging with the students as a means of support when choreographing the video that will be sent out to each school.