Thursday, April 12, 2007

BPS students and staff "go the distance" during Marathon Weekend

BPS students and staff won't just be spectators at Monday's 111th running of the Boston Marathon. Many will run the marathon to raise money for charitable causes or use the event as a learning opportunity. Tomorrow, the John Marshall Elementary School in Dorchester will host the annual "Marshall Marathon," in which each classroom selects one boy and one girl to compete in one of three age divisions, plus an adult division. Several Boston teachers also will run in the actual Boston Marathon on Monday and have enlisted their students to help raise funds for various charities, including ReadBoston.

1 comment:

Joanne Dowling said...

More than three dozen students and staff from the John D. O'Bryant School served as mile markers for the 111th Boston Marathon on April 16th. Despite predictions of some of the worst weather conditions in the event's history, these volunteers braved the elements and enthusiastically cheered at sites from Hopkinton to Wellesley...evidence of true dedication and commitment.