Racine elementary school celebrates last day of the year with field day celebration

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RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Remember how good you felt on the last day of school when you were a kid? All you need to hear was that bell at the end of the day, right?

There's a school in Racine that makes the entire last day a celebration.

At Roosevelt Elementary, they turn the last day of school into a field day with outdoor games and activities. And this year, they tried something new. They used one of those speed radar signs to clock the kids as they ran. 

"Gym teacher reached out and asked if we might be able to bring a speed trailer out," said Racine Police Officer Andrew Simon. "We weren't sure if it would work with kids running, 'cause it's meant for cars. We tested it out, it seemed like it worked, so we brought it out today and had a great day, a field day."

"The last day of school is always our field day celebration for our students," said Liz Biland, physical education teacher at Roosevelt Elementary. "We have three different sessions and all the grade levels get to come out and have a good time and kind of kick off the summer the right way."

There was an occasional stumble, but the kids were having a blast. They played tug-of-war, hula hoops, and at least one child was heard calling it the "best school day ever."

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