Bristol students romp to raise funds for ADEC

Last December, Bristol PE Teacher Mike Pflugner came across some old ribbons with the words “Rudolph Romp” on them. The staff at Bristol did some research and found that the Rudolph Romp was an old tradition at Bristol, where the students would participate in reindeer races and win ribbons. Bristol decided to bring the tradition back, while tying it to their school’s PRIDE initiative.

One of their goals through PRIDE was to become more involved in the community, helping the students develop their values and work ethic, while contributing to the mission of a non-profit organization. This year, Bristol’s PRIDE team chose ADEC to be the recipient of their hard work.

Students at Bristol kicked off their project with a Penny Pitch, encouraging students to bring in their spare change. Through this, students raised over $900, with the PRIDE fund helping them reach $1,000 to donate to ADEC. The classroom who collected the most change, Mrs. White’s kindergarten class, won the honor of wearing Rudolph antlers during the romp. Antlers were also awarded to students throughout the school who had demonstrated the PRIDE attributes: Persistence, Respectfulness, Initiative, Dependability, and Efficiency.

Students also collected items needed by ADEC, each donation earning them a ticket into a raffle for bicycles.

In celebration of their hard work, the students ran a Rudolph Romp course and presented ADEC with their donation.

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