Newport Heights Elementary welcomed the National Football League’s Fuel Up to Play 60 to their all-school assembly!  The students were beyond excited to see Blitz and Seahawks linebacker, Brock Coyle.

In support of Play 60’s goal for kids to be active and stay healthy, students learned about the importance of eating right.  Coyle shared his love of salad and said “the most important thing for me is nutrition.”  He encouraged students to “put something cool in your salad” such as chicken or nuts to make it more fun.  Play 60 also emphasized that nutrition plays a key role is helping students focus in the classroom.

Students were invited to come up to the front of the assembly for a Q&A session with Coyle.  A variety of questions were asked including, “What’s it like playing for the Seahawks? How often do you work out each day? What kind of car do you drive?”

Afterwards, 50 students were selected to go outside and get active for 30 minutes with Coyle.  Drills were set up for the students such as a 20 yard dash, a course for the kid to run routes and an area to play catch – all ways to both have fun and be healthy!

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.