Imagine how cool it would be to learn how to parkour in physical education class! Well, that is what happened yesterday when Linda Luodemäki taught English Class pupils how to practice some basic parkour moves. Parkour is a sport where you can move through the environment by jumping, climbing, swinging and vaulting over obstacles. In the picture collage above third and fourth graders are learning how to do a roll.
Ms. Linda, who has occasionally been substituting for some English Class teachers this spring, also taught English Class pupils to do step vaults, lazy vaults, monkey vaults and diving rolls on a circuit set up in the gym. When everything had been sufficiently learned and practiced, pupils could freerun the circuit at their own pace. It was a super fun way to practice control over body movement!