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Ravens Celebrate Guilford Elementary as a Top PLAY 60 School

November 14th, 2019

A Ravens player, cheerleaders, the Ravens mascot, and GES admininstrators.

Earlier this month, Guilford Elementary School received a visit from the Baltimore Ravens, who cheered on the school’s success with the PLAY 60 Challenge. The NFL program inspires kids to get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day in school and at home. At the pep rally, Ravens wide receiver Sean Modster, cheerleaders and mascot Poe got the school “pumped up” for exercise, then school staff led student fitness activities.

Two Ravens players and a Ravens cheerleader speak with a student.

Guilford has participated in a variety of physical activity challenges for many years, and the entire school embraced the official Ravens’ PLAY 60 Challenge this fall. Guilford PE Teacher Carol Wolter explained, “This fits into our school’s wellness plan by reminding students the importance of being active every day, which we do every year in PE.”

A young African-American girl.

This year, all HCPSS elementary and middle schools were invited to participate in the Ravens PLAY 60 Challenge. For two weeks, students at participating schools tracked their total minutes of physical activity during PE class and outside of school. The top schools with the most minutes were drawn at random to be selected for the PLAY 60 pep rally.

Children playing games on a field.

A mother and daughter playing games on a field.

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