Students put down technology for Global School Play Day

Global celebration gets kids to build team skills

Global School Play Day

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Kids in La Crosse got some extra time Wednesday to find new ways to play.

Emerson Elementary was one of hundreds of schools across the world to take part in "School Play Day."

The global celebration was organized to encourage kids to use their imaginations and improve team building skills and social interaction without the use of technology.

"So often, kids these days, when they go to play something, they're plugging in or pulling out a tablet or device of some sort, and the idea behind today is to encourage imaginative play or collaborative play amongst the students," said 4th grade teacher Patrick Shay.

Classes spent a total of about 45 minutes playing throughout the day.

This is the second year Emerson Elementary has taken part in Global School Play Day.

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