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Anderson Girls Run the World!
Posted 5/21/19

Anderson's 5th grade girl's running club completed their 1st 5k this weekend at the Torrance Armed Forces Day 5k Run. After 10 weeks of training 33 girls and 16 adults ran the 5k! The 10 week training program incorporated 3 days of running each week, along with lessons on self esteem, body image, goal setting, and nutrition.


This comprehensive program aimed to strengthen each girl's body image while teaching them the skills needed to run a 5k. It is truly a collaborative effort between the school's Administration, Social Workers,  PTA,  District Wellness Coordinator, District Food Services, COPA, and classroom teachers and staff. Laura Schmitz, who is a 4th grade teacher, implemented this program four years ago and looks forward to continuing this program in the future! "I am so proud of the girls! Seeing the girls cross the finish line with such pride and excitement makes it all worthwhile." 


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