Kennedy Middle School Girls Engage in Sports, Leadership and Learning

004A group of 8th grade girls from Kennedy Middle School were selected to participate in the 2nd Annual APS Day of Play for Girls held at Grady High School on August 16, 2013.

Kennedy Middle was among the 13 schools selected to participate in the event.  The girls thoroughly enjoyed the day full of play, sports, leadership and learning.

The students learned about the importance of staying active and healthy.  Additionally, the girls were encouraged to get involved in sports and become a leader on and off the field or court. 139

Rashan Ali (Sporty Girls) was one of the special guest speakers who encouraged the girls to focus on their health and wellness.  Community leaders and sports enthusiasts gave speeches that spoke to the girls’ self-esteem and confidence, while encouraging them to remain true to who they are.

During the day, the girls split into groups as they participated in a variety of sports and activity stations. In each station the girls learned the techniques, skills, and strategies needed to maintain a level of success for each sport.

209It was a certainly a day full of fun and physical activity!

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