Friday, October 25, 2013

Kids run for fun at local elementary school in Milton.

Students from Crabapple Crossing ran their hearts out as part of the Boosterthon Fun Run Oct. 18 as their parents cheered them on.

Courtesy Jonathan Copsey; The Milton Herald

October 18, 2013

MILTON, Ga. – All morning Oct. 18, the students of Crabapple Crossing engaged in healthy exercise and growing friendships as part of the Boosterthon Fun Run.

The Boosterthon Fun Run is a nine-day program that helps local schools raise needed funds for education while inspiring students to live healthy, character-filled lives.

The Camp High Five theme of this year included daily character lessons that teach the value of respecting others, not bullying and showing sportsmanship. Each lesson is paired with a daily hand gesture that helps make it memorable. The message is also reinforced through a curriculum that includes interactive character videos, catchy songs and a brand-new children's book.

When children adopt treating others with respect into their daily interactions, their behavior changes. As friendship increases, bullying fades away.

The weeklong event culminated in a fun run, where the students ran for pledges and for their parents in the gym.

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