Primary teacher Rochelle Territ and over 120 Kids of Steel runners have been busy preparing for the Pittsburgh Kids Marathon on May 4, 2019. The one-mile race during the Pittsburgh Marathon weekend begins on the North Shore and runs across the Clemente Bridge, finishing at the official finish line downtown. Thousands of youth from all over Pittsburgh participate in Kids of Steel programs within their own schools as a way to promote healthy habits and physical activity.
Because of the success of the CV Kids of Steel program, Chartiers Valley Primary School has been named an AMPED School. AMPED is a morning exercise program funded through the Brunswick Foundation GO! Grant which will fund three years worth of materials and incentives to keep our students moving.
In order to be "race day ready," the Chartiers Valley Kids of Steel have been training weekly, running as a group each Wednesday morning before school. On Global Play Day, the group took a walk to the High School where they partnered with Mr. Clayton McGalla's Applied Engineering and Technology students to prepare for race day in a different way - making CV Kids of Steel t-shirts!
Primary students had the unique opportunity to observe the graphic design process and help operate the screen press for this cross-district, collaborative project.
The Kids of Steel plan to wear their new shirts for a Pittsburgh Marathon Pep Rally on May 1 at 2:40pm at the Primary School. Marie Bartoletti, founder of Kids of Steel and runner of 477 marathons, will be the guest speaker.