Students in Colleen Tsunis’s and James Asselta’s class at the William Floyd Learning Center (WFLC) recently earned t-shirts and medals for running 26.2 total miles, equal to a full marathon, as part of the Rising New York Road Runners (NYRR) program, a youth and events platform designed to help children develop movement skills through a mix of running and fitness activities. The program inspires children to build up their confidence and motivation to be physically active throughout their lifetime.
Christopher O’Gorman, WFLC physical education teacher who serves as the NYRR school coordinator, along with assistant principal Camelle Person, the NYRR ambassador, and principal Gary Bretton, presented the medals and shirts to students.
“The program teaches the students ways to live a healthy and active lifestyle while being rewarded with prizes for reaching goals,” said Mr. O’Gorman. “My students have found a love for moving and staying active through the incentives that this program offers.” The next prizes the students can receive are a NYRR lunchbox and headband.
“We nominate a few students a year who show exceptional progress in the program, and they are sent a new pair of running sneakers by New York Road Runners,” Mr. O’Gorman added.
Enjoy the photo album below of the students receiving their rewards!