GRAND CHUTE - It was "Back to Football Friday" at Badger Elementary School in Grand Chute.
Hundreds of students were put through their paces as part of the NFL Play 60 program.
From a diving catch to running the tires, students at Badger Elementary School in Grand Chute have caught football fever.
“We're just goofing around today,” said Alex Walter, sixth grade student.
But this exercise is all about exercise.
“This is our Back to Football Friday event. We're doing it for the Play 60 NFL experience. We have ten different set-ups, inside and outside. All of them are Packer football related,” said Amy Blevins, physical education teacher.
Teachers and students started preparing for this day four months ago. The gymnasium was transformed into a miniature Lambeau Field.
“The kids colored over 900 different fans, and they're taped up on the wall. We also have a jumbotron and everything, in there,” said Blevins.
Future Lambeau leapers perfected their craft.
Badger Elementary will submit photos of Friday's event. The school will also write three essays highlighting school pride and its commitment to health and wellness.
“What they do is a foundation for life. If you can get them to get active and enjoy activity when they're young, they're going to carry that on, and they're going to do it when they get older. And someone doesn't have to tell them to do it; they're just going to want to do it,” said Blevins.
“While you're getting exercise, you're also burning off calories, and then you're also having fun, being in the sun and running around,” said Ashley Iglesias, sixth grade student.
“I think it was amazing, outstanding. It was just out of my mind, I liked it,” said Walter.
This is the first year Badger Elementary has entered the Play 60 contest. 34 winning schools from across the country will be announced in early October.
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