For the fourth straight year, Blandford Elementary School joined a worldwide effort to set a record for the most people participating in sport stacking in a 24-hour period. Last year, BES was part of a Guinness-record 555,932 stackers.
The sport involves stacking specially-designed plastic cups up and down in specific sequences in as little time as possible. BES classes in every grade level took turns stacking for 30 minutes at a time in the school gym.
Students stacked against the clock, competed in relay races and combined sport stacking with fitness challenges, such as alternating between moving a cup and doing a push-up. The activities are designed to promote fitness, strength, agility, coordination and teamwork.
“I like for my students to do this because this activity improves our hand-eye coordination and works our left and right brain,” said BES physical education teacher Suzanne Dasher. “It also helps us understand teamwork and how important it is for you to do your part and support others who are on your team.”