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Fuel Up Walking Wednesday

By
Karen Stellrecht,   New Richmond Mid
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Physical Activity Participation
Every Wednesday, my Fuel Up to Play 60 team comes at 7:00 and picks a 'team' of students to walk with them for 20 minutes. Our leaders put on a pedometer and walk the hallways with their 'team'. At the end, they take their step count and multiply it by the numbers of walkers they have. Last week our groups walked just over 40 miles before school started! We now have kids asking us if they can walk before school!!!

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

Our students have decided to come every Wednesday and walk.

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

Trying to select a 'team' is probably the biggest thing as we want different kids to walk each week so it takes a couple of minutes to grab a group of walkers.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

Kids are much more awake after they have walked and talked with friends upon going to first hour.