Stand and Deliver
At Overlook Middle School, children spend a generous 50% of their school day sitting on the bus, during class, at lunch, sometimes during recess, and traveling home after school. Standing tables promote active learning. Active learning styles help reduce childhood obesity. Standing while working provides clear health benefits as it increases heart rate, burns calories, increases blood circulation and oxygenation leading to alert students. A sustained healthy metabolism leads to better focus which has a positive impact on student success.
The bottom line is this- standing work stations is a game changer. They are taking over schools in California and at many colleges across the country. Furthermore, many workplace are implementing this new trend. This new feature will raise the bar and improve student curiosity and focus in the classroom.
Grant Year: 2016-2017
Grant Recipients: Ryan Lambert
Receiving Schools: Overlook Middle School