Dynamic Duo Dash Pairs GSA and TSBVI students for Guided Run/Walk


  

On March 1st students from The Girls’ School of Austin and The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired participated in the third annual Dynamic Duo Dash 1K. The relationship between the two schools began four years ago when the two schools shared a fence line during The Girls’ School construction relocation. Starting with shared PE classes the relationship now includes several special events throughout the year. The Dynamic Duo Dash was conceived by GSA’s Jenny Sparks in the second year of the partnership as a fun way to expand on the partnership and celebrate it with a signature event. During their fourth grade year GSA students are trained as guides and take weekly field trips to TSBVI for PE activities. The Dynamic Duo Dash is an optional event for 4th – 8th graders at GSA and all students at TSBVI. It is one of a few annual activities including White Cane Day that reunites 5th – 8th grade girls at GSA with the peers at TSBVI they partnered with in 4th grade.  “Four years later I am still amazed by this beautiful partnership and am grateful for the ongoing opportunity to collaborate with the TSBVI faculty and administration,” said Coach Sparks.   Members of the visually impaired community in Austin were also invited to attend. Teachers and volunteers from both schools ran the event and family members cheered on participants from the sidelines. The race took place at TSBVI with the 1K circuit circling the entire campus. Custom T-shirts were provided and medals were handed out to runners as they finished the race.