As we have been indoors due to this pandemic for approximately 6 months, the importance of fitness has come to light. Any form of exercise helps one balance themselves physically mentally as well as emotionally. We came across a video where we watched this kid do an obstacle race at home. You could tell by his expressions and excitement that it was an extremely fun and engaging activity.
Inspired by the video, we created a unit called obstacle fitness course for our grade 8 students to see how they adapt to change and maintain the same energy level at home. Obstacle courses involve a variety of elements such as climbing, running, crawling, jumping, dragging and so on. In this unit the students have to create an obstacle course at home in pairs on the basis of the 7 points given to them. Using different forms of communication, they collaborate and come up with creative ideas for a course which looks almost identical to their pair. The focus is on completing each aspect while being timed. Looking at their pre-test video they set realistic goals. After which, they plan workouts on each aspect of the course, to improve their timing for the final obstacle course which is done by the end of the unit.
Here is the glimpse of their home based obstacle course.
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