OSWEGO, NY – The Leighton Elementary School girls’ intramural program recently held its 2015 “Kidnastics” performance.
Kidnastics is a child-centered approach to teaching gymnastics.
Participating fourth, fifth and sixth grade girls formed groups and worked cooperatively to choreograph the routines, according to Leighton Elementary School physical education teacher Debbie Lavner.
“They had to set goals, problem solve, compromise, listen to each other’s ideas, be respectful of each other’s differences and celebrate those, and most of all have fun in a physical activity,” Lavner said.
Participants of the Kidnastics event included: Emma Armet, Anna Cloonan, Ayanna Gonzalez, Maria Jock, Miah Metott, McKenzie Partlow, Aurora Baker, Angel Croci, Sydny Frantz, Addyson St. Onge, Mary Kate Cloonan, Isabella Rodriquez, Kendall DeHond, Linsey Lawton, Julia Murray, Olivia Tobin, Carrie Brooks, Sophia Brosch, Megan Cheeley, Ava Cloonan, Emily Eastman Idalina Rodriquez, Liz Rowand, Madison Casper, Luvlee Croci, Gretchen Dowd, Jillian Knopp, Mia Marsallo and Ella Shambo.
The girls’ intramural program is an extension of the physical education program, and meets before school.
Activities are offered throughout the year including soccer, ice skating, basketball, volleyball, track and field and Kidnastics.