A lot of fun and games took place inside Omaha’s Norris Middle School and King Science Center on Wednesday. Special education students got the opportunity to participate in the OPS Fellowship Games, a volleyball tournament.
Nearly 120 students from 10 middle schools came together for fun and exercise. The games are to help students learn the importance of physical activity, but also other lessons.
“Along with that is to learn about teamwork, to meet some other kids from other schools so when they go to high school it's a good transition piece for high school and to really learn more how to be physically active and how to join recreational activities that they'll be able to participate in as well,” said Sherri Wehr at King Science Center.
"The best part is to see the kids’ faces right now and the more the day is going on the more they're playing and they're coming out and really cheering for themselves and the other team and it's really great."
Fifth-grader Christopher Reed had his moves down. “And then you score!"
There will be a basketball tournament in January and track and field events in April.