The entire STRIVE program (18 students) and their teachers, counselors and administrators spent two periods with Joe Urschel from JMU4Kids.
“Our goal was to ‘take a break’ and also mentally prepare for the rigor of the end of the school year,” said STRIVE Coordinator Danielle Hay.
Bubble Soccer is a fun and face paced activity that fosters cooperation, communication and team values. Research has shown that even minimal exercise can have positive benefits to one’s mental health. Exercise can sharpen memory and thinking, promote higher self-esteem, better sleep, increase energy and promote resiliency. This project aligned with the C-R Education Foundation’s mission to foster the intellectual, emotional, physical and social development of our students.
“This activity helped to solidify the relationships built over the course of the school year with their fellow STRIVE students, teachers, administrators and counselors,” said Hay. “It also helped students prepare for the rigor and stress that encompasses the end of the school year, and as a bonus we had a fantastic time!”