Saturday, March 12, 2011

Fashion Valley Mall Hit By Green Elementary Flash Mob

Childhood obesity might be a great topic for TV news and blogs, but Green students took to the shoppers paradise of Fashion Valley Mall recently to dance and show San Diegans their school's motto, "Academics + Athletics = Success."

Students from the Academic and Athletics Magnet elementary school danced to the song “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)," the official song from the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Their March 5 message was to encourage a healthy lifestyle, fight childhood obesity and increase every student's focus in school through fitness.

Shoppers surprised by the "flash mob" watched the Green Gekos' skill, enthusiasm, rhythm and cooperative school spirit.

For more information, contact Bruce Ferguson, principal, at or (619) 460-5755.