Hunterdon Healthcare Helps Support Desk Cycle Purchase at Holland Township School
Holland Township School students have benefited from a generous grant from the Hunterdon Medical Center, Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation and the Hunterdon and Mercer County Regional Chronic Disease Coalition to purchase kinesthetic equipment. The grant which was accepted by the Holland Township PTO provided $4,770 to purchase thirty desk cycles for classrooms. The Holland Township School’s Health and Wellness Committee have been working to increase student movement throughout the school day. Professional development has been provided for all teachers to help them understand the vital link between student movement and well-being. The desk cycles can also improve a student’s ability to stay focused and at the same time increase movement.
Staff and student surveys demonstrate that the desk cycles have had a positive impact. Many students choose to utilize the desk cycle during quiet work time such as reading and writing. Teachers report that having the desk cycle in their classroom is a benefit to students, helping them to refocus and recharge. Holland Township School is grateful to Hunterdon Medical Center for providing this important funding.
Holland Township School students Michael Rasimowicz and Alina Elizarova participating in language arts class while using the desk cycles purchased with a grant from the Hunterdon Medical Center.