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Henry County Schools Students Get Super Bowl Experience

Submission Date: February 1, 2019

Release Date:  For Immediate Release

Contact: J.D. Hardin, 770-957-6601 ext. 161, john.hardin@henry.k12.ga.us

(Release # 0020-2-19)

HCS Students Get Super Bowl Experience  

Henry County Schools Students Get Super Bowl Experience

Elementary students attended NFL PLAY 60 Kids Day Live

HENRY COUNTY, GA – If you do not have a ticket to the Super Bowl in Atlanta, the Super Bowl Experience is the next best thing to being in the middle of all the excitement.  Two groups of students from Hampton Elementary Charter School and Pleasant Grove Elementary got the chance to travel to Atlanta and take a walk through the interactive exhibit the week before the big game.

The NFL PLAY 60 Kids Day Live was designed for students in 4th through 6th grades to learn ideas and lessons around a healthy lifestyle all while getting to experience many activities associated with football and the National Football League. 

Sponsors for the event included the NFL, American Heart Association, and Discovery Education.

There were professional football players, team mascots, cheerleaders and different TV personalities in attendance to make the experience even better.  Students from around the country were able to see what students onsite were doing thanks to live streaming of the event.  The experience had the goal of encouraging all students to become more active and healthy.

Brian Keefer, principal of Hampton Elementary Charter School, indicated that his school received an invitation from the NFL after the organization recognized the hard work of the students at his school.

“We have been implementing the NFL PLAY 60 curriculum for years as part of our physical education program through the great work of our physical education teacher, Ms. Merry Watkins,” said Keefer.  “Some of our students had never been to Atlanta before, so this was truly a once in a lifetime experience that they will never forget.”

A total of 170 students from the two schools made the trek to downtown Atlanta and the Georgia World Congress Center for the experience.

The chance for students to learn in an environment that put them up close to things most have only seen on television was moving for school personnel, too.

“Seeing the excitement and joy on our students’ faces served as a true reminder of why we do what we do every day,” stated Keefer.

For more information about Henry County Schools, visit www.henry.k12.ga.us.

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