Berthoud Elementary Awarded Healthy Schools Grant

Posted by Deborah Wright on 3/24/2017


Berthoud Elementary School received a Healthy Schools Grant which provided its students with new flexible seating options. Studies have shown that sitting for long periods of time with no movement decreases the brain’s ability to focus and learn; flexible seating offers a way for students to activate their bodies without disrupting the class during long learning sessions. Kindergarten received an under-the-desk pedaler, 1st and 2nd grades received ball chairs, 3rd grade received stand-up desks, and 4th and 5th grades received a mix of ball chairs and stand-up desks for their classrooms.