The Lower School campus of Riverdale Country School is situated next to the Hudson River. Kindergarteners explore the river’s ecosystem and learn about its features, including the George Washington Bridge and the Little Red Lighthouse.
This project inspired Helena Garrabou-Vancells and Maia Shulman, who teach movement and mindfulness to the children. What if the children became human bridges and lighthouses? What would the lighthouses do if they had to signal danger?
The teachers made a slideshow showing how the river study led to creative movement and mindfulness, and encouraged the children to find personal meaning and purpose.