Australian Television Station Visits FES

Beyond Productions, Australia's largest television production company, visited Franklin Elementary School to film students participating in the Dance Dance Revolution program (DDR).

Dance Dance Revolution is under the direction of Mrs. Frisky Lambert, FES physical education teacher.

The filming was part of Beyond Production's science and health program's "What's Good for You."

Beyond Productions filmed a PE class and the after-school DDR club. This 40-member club meets each Thursday after school.

Students were asked when interviewed how they liked DDR, if they had a choice between running and DDR which would they choose or is they were made to do it. A PE class was taped to show how this program was incorporated in a classroom situation. Excerpts will be aired on Australian Discovery Channel.

FES benefited by receiving some new equipment, new music and dance pads. After receipt of the new equipment, the Dance club learned to add hand movement along with their feet. The Dance Club members now also play drum pads. They look forward to learning new moves with their new equipment.

DDR is also used as part of the end-of-the-month reward incentives at Franklin Elementary School. Students really enjoy this program and are gaining exercise in a fun way.