Lower School LEAP Week: Learning, Engagement, Action, Possibilities

Friday, March 6, 2020

From gardening to tennis to exploring Latin America and Spain, from Comic Book Creations to Colonial and Native American Activities to Healthy Minds and Healthy Hearts, the Lower School's LEAP Week short classes give students unique opportunities to step out of the traditional classroom and explore specific interests or discover new passions.

For the Week of March 2-6, all Lower School students spent the afternoon taking two hour-long classes of their choice. In Kid Authors, students explored the elements of storytelling, then wrote and illustrated their own books. Popular Mechanics focused on bridge-building, while Beautiful Butterflies allowed students to learn all about the different types of butterflies than can be seen in the Midlands.Classes like volleyball, baseball, and Ultimate P.E. created extra opportunities for students to get physical, while classes in sign language, cheerleading, and ballet allowed participants to develop new skills or enhance existing ones. In all, some LEAP Week courses were offered this year.

LEAP (Learning, Engagement, Action, Possibilities) Week is an annual program that's designed to expand learning opportunities for students in grades K-4 beyond the traditional classroom, just as Winterim does for Upper School students during the same week.


See the full gallery of LEAP Week photos here.