Gym class heroes: AES Teachers taking PE to students

Posted at 7:37 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 22:10:45-04

BROUSSARD — With a few honks, and calls on a megaphone, gym class gets underway at a Broussard home.

Gym teachers at Ascension Episcopal are taking class from house to house with school closed for the year.

"I stole it from a PE coach in the northeast part of our country," said Larry Sciambra, the teacher behind the initiative.

The workouts are short, some toe touches and Gator Jacks and on to the next house. The idea is simple, keep the kids active, even if only for a few minutes.

The exercises is good for the kids, and the interaction is good for the teachers.

"We really miss the kids," said Sciambra. "It sounds corny. But We miss the kids and it's great when we drive up and honk the horn and see them come out. Some of the kids know (we're coming,) for some it's a surprise. But it's great to have contact with them, even if it's through social distancing."

AES teacher began their mobile classes Monday, and hope to hit 100 homes, and more than 150 students.

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