Introducing a new league of superheroes... your students!
Did you know… You don’t need to leap tall buildings in a single bound, shoot spider webs from your finger nails or star in the Lego Movie to be a Super Hero!
(While those traits are supremely awesome your real Super Powers come from within.)
This "get out your chair wave your hands in the air” interactive assembly inspires students to discover their inner super hero by exploring how they can use their differences and talents (Super Powers) to help others! Olympic athletes, Paralympians, professional athletes and other celebrity role models are teaming up with Lauren Burgoyne and her league of GPP Super Heroes to pump up students’ self- esteem while reinforcing the importance of education. GPP’s other goal is to introduce kids to real life heroes who are overcoming adversity in most unimaginable ways!
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U.S. Women's Hockey Player, Olympic silver medalist and Harvard graduate joins gpp's school superheroes tour!
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#GPP Celebrity Role Model: robbie gould (Chicago Bears Kicker inspires the bear cubs at san marcos elementary school
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(Chandler, AZ) The GPP School Heroes Tour soars at San Marcos Elementary School with the help of a superhero audience!
Chicago Bears Kicker, Robbie Gould and #GPP Creator Lauren Burgoyne were pumped to kick off The Greater Purpose Project: School Heroes Tour at San Marcos Elementary School in Chandler, Arizona.
San Marcos happens to be the "home of the bears" mascot so The Windy City Kicker felt right at home among these fellow bears. Gould (a new Papa Bear himself) happens to be a total pro when it comes to interacting with kids. If you think he has impeccable form on the field, you should see him ride a tricycle!
The assembly kicked off with some feel good fist pumping music and Super Heroes flying across the giant screen featuring a high energy video. If there's one thing that can unite a diverse group of kids (and who are we kidding most grown-ups) it's Super Heroes! Whether you're a fan of the classics like Superman or Spiderman or have jumped on the bandwagon of Lego Batman, or the X-Men, most will agree there's something inherently inspiring about conquering evil with magical powers! Who doesn't wish they could save the world? Or at the very least shoot spiderwebs from their fingernails or take a spin in the Bat-mobile.
But the real superheroes featured in the video weren't sporting any capes. They are real life superstars like double amputee Harvey Parry who at 8-years old already has 19 medals for athletic competitions!
After the video was over the kids were as amped up as a crowd full of Bears fans at Soldier Field on Sunday! The excitement grew as Burgoyne and Gould played up the Superhero routine, competing with each other on mini Bat-mobiles, AKA tricycles! Then Burgoyne and Gould selected a girl and boy from each grade to compete in various superhero competitions while their classmates cheered them on during each heart pounding feat.
There was a lot more than bragging rights on the line for this competition as the Arizona Diamondbacks had generously donated a family five pack of tickets to the winner!
Throughout the game playing, Gould and Burgoyne shared personal stories about the importance of staying in school and never giving up. Burgoyne selected a bright eyed young journalist to assist her in interviewing Gould in front of her peers.
"I was blown away by the questions this budding journalist was coming up with," said Burgoyne. "I better watch out, she could take over my job one day!"
The assembly ended with the student competitors going head to head in a dance off! Their classmates were called upon to judge as they clapped and cheered for their favorite dancers! While it was almost too close call Tataana Jenkins came out on top earning the most applause for her big smile and upbeat moves!
When asked what her super power would be Jenkins answered without missing a beat,"If I had a super power it would be to go all over the world and ask everybody to be friends."
Tataana was pumped to win tickets to watch the Diamondbacks play and said it would be her first time attending a professional baseball game!