Physical education student teaches home school students gymnastics

Danae Rush, a junior in the College of Health and Human Sciences, helps 5-year-old Lily Koester squat onto the vault at the homeschool gymnastics program Monday morning at Lambert Fieldhouse. (Photo Provided/The Exponent)
Danae Rush, a junior in the College of Health and Human Sciences, helps 5-year-old Lily Koester squat onto the vault at the homeschool gymnastics program Monday morning at Lambert Fieldhouse. (Photo Provided/The Exponent)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (The Exponent) – The gym in Lambert Fieldhouse was filled with tumbling, vaulting and falling kids to give Purdue students experience teaching physical education.

Over 35 kids, ranging from ages 5-12, participated in the Physical Education Teacher Education program, an initiative started to promote the need for gymnastics and motor movement to improve overall health and wellness. The program has been in existence for over five years and aims to give students experience in teaching kids skills that are necessary for development, such as coordination, balance, rotation and agility.

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