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Fuel Up to Play 60 at Nevitt School

By
Brenda Connolly,   Nevitt Elementary School
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Topics:
Student Leadership, Success with Funds,  Teamwork
Fuel Up to Play 60 at Nevitt School

We have even more students accepting the challenge to eat healthy, stay active, and make a difference every day! Our students LOVE Fuel Up to Play 60 and completing the challenges. We began this year by putting out the equipment we purchased from our funding money last year. The students have many ways to stay active during recess, from hula hoops to football. We also did an afterschool Sports Club the first semester of school. We did a Fuel Up to Play 60 Football Club and had 70 students sign up! We used the NFL Play 60 Flags that we received last year. The students LOVED coming every Wed/Thur. to run their laps, do conditioning, eat a healthy snack and play football! We ended the season with a fun celebration banquet. We also had two boys invited to the Cardinal Combine this year, and our top Ambassador got to go to the Fuel Up to Play 60 night at the Cardinals game against the Vikings. One of our 5th grade boys began doing martial arts this year. His instructors commented on how much he’s changed for the better in his behavior and skills, plus his grades at school have improved! Our students did a video on how we Fuel Up to Play 60 and submitted it via YouTube for an opportunity to win more prizes. In short, our students are VERY active both at school and with afterschool sports and activities. We also eat very healthy, as our district and school have improved their daily menus to include only healthy choices. FUEL UP….PLAY 60!

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Ever since the first day of school, students were excited to begin Fuel Up to Play 60 again. I helped new 'players' log on. Returning 'players' and rookies both got the word out and continue to do so.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

More students are involved in initiating Plays, coming up with ideas to get the word out, make posters, and more. Parents are getting more informed as their children show excitement towards being active and eating healthy.