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Students Inspire At Wisconsin State School Board Convention

By
Tim Mueller,   Erin School
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Make Your Case for Quality Physical Education
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Student Leadership
Students Inspire At Wisconsin State School Board Convention
The Erin School Fuel Up to Play 60 Ambassador Team used the leadership skills that they learned through FUTP 60 to be advocates for quality physical education. At the WI State School Board Convention our team of 13 amazing young men and women were able to mentor and teach adults what best practices in physical education look like and how it can help all students to be active and learn. Our team had to be upbeat and help make the school board members and administrators feel welcomed and comfortable. They were able to get school board members and administrators to participate and interact with them and others. As students, they usually are the ones having to listen and watch, but this gave them the chance to get up and teach other people. At this convention they worked with four Wisconsin PE Teachers of the Year to demonstrate quality physical education activities for other physical educators to teach their students. They learned how to be advocate leaders who support healthy living, and had a blast doing it as a team representing FUTP 60! This experience was truly Legend-Dairy!

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Our students worked with the school board members and administrators by inviting them into our session. When our session started, the students also invited the adults to join them in the activity. Our team listened to the lead teachers and modeled best practices in physical education. Our FUTP 60 leadership team worked together with all the adults to be positive advocates for quality physical education.

How did you accomplish your goals?

We had a goal of going to the Wisconsin State School Board Convention and telling school board members and administrators about how physical education is going downhill by only playing kickball and other games that are not quality physical education. We achieved our goal by making our point about how physical education is more than just a time for kids to mess around, but it is a time for kids to get active and learn how to work together and stay healthy for life.