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More than sports: P.E. classes teach life skills to Sioux City students

An orange balloon clung to the gymnasium wall at Perry Creek Elementary School high above Delilah Phillips’ head on a Friday morning. Static electricity was keeping the balloon suspended in the air. During a previous P.E. class, the 8-year-old and her second grade classmates learned about this imbalance of electric charges, while volleying balloons around the gym with their hands. On this day, Phillips was teamed up with Khloe Kneifl, 7, and Samantha Olson, 8. The girls scurried around the gym trying to keep a balloon from hitting the ground with ping pong paddles.

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Students Participate in PE Class at Perry Creek Elementary. Photo by Jesse Brothers, Sioux City Journal.