Students at Vestal High have something to get excited about when they attend their Physical Education (PE) class. Just last year, darts was added into their curriculum and recently, a total of 5 boards have been set up in their gymnasium ready for play. The students are playing on steel tip boards as part of their learning experience. For 40 minutes, every other day, the juniors and seniors at Vestal High have the option to play a ’01 game or cricket.
PE Teacher, Ryan Hayes contacted the American Darters Association looking for more information on how to keep darts running as part of their curriculum in their school. Vestal High isn’t the first school that the ADA has worked with. “Over the years, we have worked with schools in many different states. We are currently working with a school in Missouri to get darts apart of their curriculum. Using steel tip boards with students can teach them mathematic skills” states, ADA Vice President, Karl Remick.
Mr. Hayes said it did not take much convincing to get darts into the PE department, “We already had an archery unit and our Vice Principal plays darts so he thought it was a great idea. We approach it as a lifelong activity that students can participate in their adult life.” The ADA agrees and offers a youth league to its members for this same reason.
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