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Little Britain Elementary School Introduces Flexible Seating Initiative
Little Britain Students using flex seating
Little Britain Elementary School recently introduced a Flexible Seating Initiative after conducting research on how to support students who struggle with school anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity (ADHD), and sensory issues.
      Thorough research by Little Britain teachers suggested that many students would benefit from the provision of alternatives to the traditional desk-and-chair model. Studies have shown that having bump seats, wobble chairs, bean bags, and lap tables increases productivity in students, even students who typically struggle to focus and remain engaged in the classroom.
      “My 4th grade students enjoy the freedom that flexible seating provides,” states Grade 4 teacher Nicole Bosi. “Students use the furniture during many lessons and activities throughout the school day.”
      Little Britain’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) provided each teacher in the building with a $250 stipend towards the Flexible Seating Initiative. The furniture arrived in December 2018, and 12 classrooms now offer flexible seating options. Students are able to choose from bean bags, exercise balls, scoop chairs, wobble chairs, and more.
      “Flexible seating has already had a positive impact in the classrooms at Little Britain,” said Little Britain Principal Sagrario Rudecindo-O'Neill. “Students benefit from having choices in their learning environments, as well as increased ability to move.”
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