Monday, March 21, 2011

AND THE STILT WALKING BEGINS...


The Farmer's Market is fast approaching and we are looking forward to the surprise that will be on hand for the parents, teachers, family and community members to see. It's stilt-walking! Yes, it can be a bit daunting in the beginning but the BUGS Students look forward to what is in store for them. All kids want to be taller and be able to look above everyone. Stilt-walking is a great way that these two desires can be combine and be exciting for the students.

On the first day of stilt-walking, Ms. Annie and Mr. Eric, from Nana Projects, taught the students how to fall safely on the stilts. Whenever they begin to fall, they should cross their arms over their chest and bend their knees. This helps to protect their hands and knees from serious injury.
After being ushered from one pillar to the next pillar, the students very carefully and gingerly began to control the stilts and walk around. It was so great to have some giants walking around campus. Some of them were very comfortable on the stilts and made it look easy.
Wait until the Farmer's Market comes, our parade is going to be filled with some tall and vibrant stilt walkers.

3 comments:

  1. Wonderful to see. I think everyone should try peg stilts at least once in their lifetime. It is a great feeling to be up high.

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