December 8, 2014
Session two is underway at Bristol Elementary, and students are immersed in a variety of activities. Last week I was fortunate to be able to observe three out of the five amazing workshops being offered this session. Check out the pictures of the clowning, cooking, and yoga workshops!
Two brave students lay side-by-side on the mat, as their peers preform amazing feats over them, including jumping, somersaults, round-offs, and cartwheels! Students then get the chance to build and practice their juggling skills. Emphasis is placed on form, in order to build the muscle memory and control needed for juggling. In this workshop students are challenging themselves while building confidence and trust in themselves and their peers. And just look at the teamwork involved in cleaning up the mats!
Students are learning and practicing several yoga postures, including "downward dog" and "table". The blocks are used in a movement activity, where students are asked to place the block on different parts of their body, or stand and balance on the block (as seen below). The body awareness developed through games and a variety of activities makes this workshop engaging for the students.