Kids stay active in summer running club

Originally published July 25 in the Corpus Christi Caller Times.

By Vicky Camarillo

About 15 kids lined up along the bottom of a hill near Cole Park on Ocean Drive Thursday morning, bracing themselves to sprint upward.

Laura Brennan, a volleyball and track coach at Baker Middle School, instructed them to bear crawl halfway up the hill and run the rest of the way. “It’s good — it’s a challenge!” she told the group. Read More


On the move: elementary school students thrive under new PE program

Originally published Feb. 6, 2018 in the News-Review.

By Tricia Jones For The News-Review

Short whistle blasts spear the winter air surrounding the Eastwood Elementary School playground on a recent Monday afternoon. Silence falls as heads swing toward physical education teacher Brad Hirsch, who is holding up a timer at the front of a starting line.

“Remember! You are not racing against each other,” Hirsch shouts. “You’re all racing against — what?”

“Time!” respond a dozen or so voices.

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