Timber Ridge School wins state challenge, visit from Bears player
October 11, 2013 1:48PM
Updated: November 15, 2013 6:14AM
Students at Timber Ridge Middle School in Plainfield have been on the move, and are about to get rewarded.
Bears safety Craig Steltz will visit the school at 11 a.m. Tuesday to celebrate Timber Ridge being named the state winner of the Fuel Up to Play 60 Activity Scavenger Hunt Challenge, according to a press release.
Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program created in partnership with the Midwest Dairy Council and the National Football League that encourages students to eat healthy, be active and implement positive changes at school, the release said.
The Activity Scavenger Hunt Challenge encouraged students to grab a camera, their friends and even their school faculty to complete a list of activities to get everyone up and moving, the release said.
By teaming up with their classmates, teachers and families, students had the opportunity to learn how small bursts of activity throughout the day can easily add up to 60 minutes of play. During the scavenger hunt challenge at Timber Ridge, students created human pyramids, challenged teachers with pushups and jumping jacks, and played their favorite sports or activities with their friends, the release said.
“We have a great group of students who are very dedicated to the Fuel Up to Play 60 program here at Timber Ridge,” gym teacher and Fuel Up to Play 60 program advisor Morgan Nichol said in the release. “They are always eager to participate in the many challenges such as this one that had them looking for fun and easy ways to get active, and it’s great to see them rewarded for their hard work. Having an elite athlete and a great role model here to speak on behalf of eating healthy and being active is extremely motivating for our students.”
For more information on the program, visit www.FuelUpToPlay60.com.