Greenfield Elementary gets a Visit from Roary
Students at Greenfield Elementary in Beverly Hills, Michigan, have been making healthy eating choices and incorporating physical activity into their days through the Fuel Up to Play 60 program since 2012. By now, they’re old pros at it. With their continued success and commitment to encouraging students to eat healthy and stay active, Greenfield Elementary was recently visited by a pretty special guest – Detroit Lions Mascot Roary.
In March, Greenfield Elementary had an all-student assembly, led by Chris Fritzsching, director of the Detroit Lions Youth Football League, and Roary, to congratulate the students on their continued success in Fuel Up to Play 60, and encourage them to continue to grow. During the assembly, several students were invited up on stage to compete in physical activity challenges, highlighting the importance of staying active.
Through the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, students are also encouraged to become leaders, and champion healthy changes in their school. During the assembly, Fritzsching, along with Roary, led students through the six components of leadership, including:
- Listening and Learning
- Educating Yourself
- Ambition: Making small steps toward your goals
- Staying Disciplined
Greenfield currently has eight student leaders driving the program with the help of staff, including Physical Education teacher Derek DiGiovanni, who brought the program to the school three years ago.
Learn more about the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, and how to get your school involved here.