Classroom Champions: Volleyball teacher at North Charleston wants to help students get healthy

Ms. Sauls wants basic workout equipment and gear for students
Published: May. 1, 2019 at 8:38 PM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A simple request to get into shape for prom prompted a volleyball coach to invite all students at her school to get involved in a movement to get healthier.

The coach at North Charleston High School needs basic workout equipment like dumb bells and resistance bands, to gear up, and get students into shape.

"We'll put them around our legs and do like squats or side to side shuffle motions with those, also do stuff with the arms with those bands," Lindsay Sauls said.

She’s starting a health movement at the school. And it all started with some girls wanting to look their best for prom.

“Some of the girls were complaining that they had gained so much weight over Christmas, and that they really wanted to get in shape,” Sauls said.

Like most high school kids, the students have hectic schedules.

They often grab something from a vending machine because other than school lunch, there’s not much time for a healthy meal during the day.

After school, Sauls says many of the students are off to work or other obligations. But she says that doesn't mean they have to neglect their health.

"By tracking what they eat, working out at least 30 minutes a day, and building confidence for the next phase in their life," Sauls said.

She's willing to commit her time to help students be their best, but she needs $517 dollars more to buy equipment and workout clothing. And this is a special appeal to those of you who like to work up a good sweat, to help fulfill this donors choose request.

If you’d like to help, click to donate. The Donors Choose website will collect the money, purchase the items and then send them to the teacher.

Each Wednesday at 7:30, we tell you about a teacher’s project that you can support.

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