Schools throughout the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation celebrated Unified Game Day on May 8 at the Tippecanoe Valley High School track.

Unified Game Day is part of Unified Champion Schools, a 12-week program recently launched by Special Olympics Indiana, with the focus of providing youngsters with different physical activities that lead to improved skills and fitness.

Students ages two to seven participated in activity stations during Unified Game Day, while students ages eight and up participated in track and field activities. A closing ceremony and awards program were also held.

The Unified Champion Schools program is designed to implement a physical education curriculum with activities that promote motor, cognitive, social and emotional skill development as well as inclusion of students with and without disabilities.

Unified Game Day was one of the last components of the program. The event gave students the time to demonstrate and celebrate the skills they have practiced and learned.

Video produced by Inga Omondi, instructional coach, Akron Elementary