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Girls on the Run 5K

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5/24/2018

Coach and Westwood Elementary Counselor Jessica Kelly contributed to this story.

Fourteen girls from grades 3-5 at Westwood Elementary participated in Girls on the Run this year! “Shannon Poulin, Annette Quezada-Garcia, and Jessica Kelly were the coaches. We love how the curriculum integrates social-emotional learning into the workouts. Not only are girls increasing their running stamina but also are learning about problem solving, friendship, communication, positive body image and so much more! As part of GOTR, the girls use their collaboration skills to decide on a community impact project. Our team decided to create origami and write cards to children in the hospital to help brighten their days. It was neat to watch them use the skills we learned while doing the project together. Also, it was great to hear that the girls were applying the skills we talked about at school and home as we received some positive feedback from teachers and parents! We are looking forward to another season of GOTR next year!”