Student Grant Initiative: Gaga Pit
At Curtis, three students submitted grants for a portable Gaga Ball Pit to add a fun, engaging, and inclusive option to students’ outdoor recess and indoor P.E. time. Gaga is a fast paced, high energy social activity played in an octagonal pit. Considered a kinder version of dodge ball, the game is played with a soft foam ball, and combines the skills of dodging, striking, running, and jumping, while trying to hit opponents with a ball below the knees. Players need to keep moving to avoid getting hit by the ball. The games move quickly…after a few short minutes, action heats up with a second ball, sure to get even the quickest players out within minutes. Once the game ends, everyone is back in for the next round. Quite addictive, kids can’t wait to get back in the pit, and the more the merrier! The applicants all agreed that motivating students to be active during recess time will benefit their focus back in the classrooms.
G. Anderson, R. Boretti and B. Gilman