Read & Recess at South

ABOVE, members of the Gusties football players play some pickup football with South Elementary students this week as part of the new Read & Recess program.

Members of the Gustavus Adolphus College football team started spending time with South Elementary students recently as part of a new Read & Recess program.

According to South School Counselor Laura Zender, the program's purpose is for the players to work with students on good sportsmanship and being inclusive of all, as well as working with students as reading buddies. She also said the program has been a big hit so far and one first grader cutely quipped to a classmate how "his reading buddy played in the NFL."

Go the Saint Peter Public Schools' Facebook & Instagram feeds to see more photos from the recent Read & Recess activity at South with the Gusties!