SHHS Flex Block in Action at Boulevard ElementaryA Gaga Pit provides fun and exercise for students of all ages.
Recently, Shaker Heights High School students used their scheduled Flex Block time to build a Gaga Pit at Boulevard Elementary. A Gaga Pit, or sometimes referred to as Gaga Ball, is a game for students of all ages and athletic abilities. It’s a fast-paced game with a lot of dodging, running and jumping while using hand and eye coordination and large muscles. Flex Block is on the schedule twice a week at the High School and is an opportunity for students to continue learning outside of a traditional classroom setting. Students engage in real-world problems that require creative thinking and problem-solving.
The Shaker Schools Foundation purchased the supplies for the pit. Student Coleman Lauritsen led the project: “The experience of building the Gaga Pit was a unique combination of fun, excitement and stress. It taught me a lot about organizing projects with others and communicating my plans. I loved the day of building the pit and hope the kids at Boulevard will get a great amount of use out of it!”