United States 17 April: Media, PN - Rising Sun, MD
Running to Rising Sun
Departing from Courtyard by Marriott who kindly hosted the team last night. Merise came out to see the team off and get a brief photo with the team. Thank you so much for a great nights stay!
Wilmington Friends School was our first school for the day. They had their assembly and the students had a presentation about Peace before the team arrived.
The Peace Run has been to this school before and some of the students had remembered our Peace Run song and actions.
Ms Julie Rodoswky – Head of the Lower School accepted the Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of the school.
Four students from the Wilmington Friends Upper School also joined the Lower School for the presentation. As the last of the Lower School students held the torch they then took a moment to speak to us before taking us on a run up to their track.
So they kindly jogged with us to the field then took a lap around the track before sending us on our way.
Kuumba Charter Academy. Meeting students who participate in Track and/or are part of the Girls on the Run and Heart and Soul programs that they run at the school.
Girls on the run is for grades 3-4 and Heart and Soul for Grades 5 – 8. All focusing on physical fitness, whilst cultivating empathy, strengthen connections and develop life skills. The Peace Run team was thrilled to meet with this engaging and spirited group of young adults.
With the boys finished their running for the day and now departing to make dinner the two girls teams starting their running for the day.
Splitting the miles between us we all did about 6 miles in the cold and blistering windy spring day in Maryland.