Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tully Stadium Up Close

On Saturday, Nov. 9, more than 550 students from nine elementary and three middle schools in the Spring Woods and Northbrook high schools feeder patterns visited Tully Stadium and had a special opportunity to walk around the football field and run through their high school’s mascot run-through inflatable that is used by the football teams.
The special stadium visit was organized as part of the district’s Advanced Movers program led by the Health Fitness Department and supported by the district athletics department. Students from the following campuses took part: Buffalo Creek, Edgewood, Hollibrook, Housman, Pine Shadows, Ridgecrest, Spring Branch, Westwood and Woodview elementary schools. Landrum, Northbrook and Spring Woods middle schools took part, too, including middle school athletes wearing team jerseys.
“As part of our Advanced Movers Initiative, we are trying to provide access to extracurricular and recreational opportunities that our students may not otherwise get without these types of events being put on,” said Westwood Elementary’s Samuel Karns.

“The purpose and intent behind this event was to expose students to the variety of opportunities that they will have access to when they reach high school. The students got to stand on the field in their respective feeder patterns, and walk or run through the jumbo blow-up mascots with the schools they will go to when they are older. This helps plant the seed of higher education at the secondary level, and motivates them to work hard now,” Karns also said. 
The visit coincided with an afternoon Spring Woods-Northbrook football game. Students were recognized for their attendance and support on the stadium speakers.
“For many of our students, this was their first time to ever go to Tully Stadium and see football played at the high school level. For many others, it was the first time to hear a band, or observe cheerleader routines, and the drum line,” Karns also said. “It was an amazing day.”
The Health Fitness Department created Animoto video highlights from the special day:

1 comment :

  1. The encouragement to incorporate increased movement throughout the school day is a win for our students and families. I look forward to more information on your program and sponsoring opportunities to promote your objectives. Thank you to all of the dedicated Health Fitness teachers through out the district.


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