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Inactivity turns into leadership

By
brian durr,   Pine Crest Elementary School
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Physical Activity Participation,  Student Leadership
One of our 5th grade students who stepped up to take a leadership role with FUTP 60 came in an unexpected way. This 5th grade girl approached me at the beginning of the year when I was promoting FUTP 60 and let me know of her interest. I let her know different ways she could be involved and earn points; unfortunately we did not have a ton of opportunity to get her access to computers here at school. She went home and made a poster for the program and contest and earned her FUTP 60 shirt that we gave out to any student who completed and brought back their poster before our kickoff event. She has earned her points and been an incredible example of a FUTP 60 leader here at Pine Crest Elementary.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

I walked her through the process of how to earn points and I printed out several ways she could encourage others to get involved as well. We are also working on getting IPAD access during our morning stations to get at least a few more students involved in the online process. Unfortunately I was unsuccessful this year at getting any.

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

By using the budget money, we are able to give some extra recess equipment to our teachers which will allow for less wait time and increased physical activity going forward.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

Less wait time at stations during recess which leads to less behavior for the teachers to deal with and increased physical activity.