INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Students at nearly 30 schools across Indiana will get a taste of a pilot health and fitness program this spring that’s endorsed by Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.
Luck joined Riley Hospital for Children executives this week in announcing the schools that will be part of the Change the Play pilot program for schoolchildren ages 5 to 14.
Students at those schools will be encouraged to improve their own physical activity levels over the next two months while increasing their knowledge of nutrition and good health behaviors.
Once those eight weekly challenges are complete, 20 students from each participating school district will be invited to Indianapolis for a celebration hosted by Luck and Riley Hospital. Hundreds of children are expected to attend that April event.
Schools participating in the pilot program:
- Batesville Intermediate School, Batesville
- Clear Creek Elementary School, Bloomington
- Sugar Creek Elementary School, Crawfordsville
- West Jay Middle School, Dunkirk
- Cumberland Road Elementary, Fishers
- Fall Creek Elementary, Fishers
- Fishers Junior High, Fishers
- Harrison Parkway Elementary, Fishers
- Hoosier Road Elementary, Fishers
- Riverside Junior High, Fishers
- North Grove Elementary School, Greenwood
- Lincoln Elementary School, Huntington
- Fox Hill Elementary School, Indianapolis
- IPS #51 James Russell Lowell, Indianapolis
- IPS #69 Joyce Kilmer Academy, Indianapolis
- KIPP Indy, Indianapolis
- Robey Elementary, Indianapolis
- SENSE, Indianapolis
- Wyandotte Elementary School, Lafayette
- Lebanon Community School Corporation, Lebanon
- Ronald K. Bell East Middle School, Martinsville
- Longfellow Elementary School, Muncie
- New Castle Middle School, New Castle
- Sugar Creek Elementary School, New Palestine
- Pendleton Elementary School, Pendleton
- Charles Elementary School, Richmond
- Summitville Elementary School, Summitville