Stand Up

  • School Year: 2014-2015
  • Applicants: Matthew Dicks, Lead Teacher
  • School: Wolcott
  • Subjects: Other

This grant will fund the purchase of three standing desks at Wolcott Elementary School, capable of accommodating 6-9 students at a time, students could be rotated throughout the day based upon need and desire. The goal of Stand Up is to provide students with the opportunity to use a standing desk for a portion of their school day. Not only will this program provide a fitter lifestyle, but for students who struggle with hyperactivity disorder, the ability to stand for a portion of their day could be enormously beneficial. Physical movement is often used as a strategy to improve behavior and attentiveness. Research demonstrates again and again that student engagement increases with movement and physical activity.

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