Two of my Junior Ambassadors, Jayda and Jaycee, and I attended Port Leyden Elementary to engage in some physical activity. Together with the 4th grade students, we played a game of capture the flag with a twist of dodgeball, so it was an extra intense workout. After we played for an entire 60 minutes, our muscles were exhausted. We replenished our muscles with chocolate milk, which is the perfect drink to have after a workout. The kids all had different physical abilities, but it was awesome to see them all work together and have fun at the same time.
How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?
The principal of this school used to be a physical education teacher, so he is very supportive of healthy eating and physical activity. He is very supportive of the Dairy Princess Program and FUTP 60.
How did you accomplish your goals?
We accomplished our goals by getting our school more physically active and eager to learn more about the dairy industry. We did this by educating them, but also having fun. Playing fun games like capture the flag and then educating them after about dairy products is the perfect way for students to learn.
What improvements have you seen at your school?
Improvements that I have seen at my school are incredible. The school now offers breakfast for all students, flavored milk, and 60 minutes of physical education time. They also allow for snack time during the day. The kids are happier to be at school, as well as healthier!