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Encouraging Others

By
Stephanie Alsbrook,   Castle Hills Elementary
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Topics:
Physical Activity Participation, Student Leadership,  Teamwork
Encouraging Others
This year, at Castle Hills Elementary, our Fuel Up to Play 60 Team decided to encourage students to join our Running Club. Last year we started the Running Club at our school and we had about 25- 30 participate in the program. We wanted to double that number. So our Fuel Up to Play 60 team has worked hard by talking to their friends, making posters, and encouraging the younger grades to come and run. Right now we have about 135 running each week. We run on Monday and Wednesday each week. Some people come twice a week and some come once. Our students have encouraged their parents, teachers, and principals to come and run. This year has been a great success for our Fuel Up to Play 60 team and our Running Club!

How did you accomplish your goals?

The students had a goal to double our numbers in Run Club and we tripled them. They worked as a team and encouraged others to run and be a part of the Running Club.

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

We provide shoe charms to the students who reach 10 miles. Every 10 miles they get another shoe charm. We also give a charm for coming half of the times we offer each month. The students add the charms to a lanyard.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

The students are doing a lot better on the fitness gram pacer test we give at the end of the year.