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Franklin Regional students incorporate drumming, lasers, blacklights into gym class

Patrick Varine

Franklin Regional Middle School students, through a grant from the FR Panther Foundation, spent part of their Friday drumming to dance music with lasers and blacklights.

Health and physical-education teacher Barbara Haybarger said the fitness drumming program helps students with rhythmic movement, building confidence and learning to collaborate with peers.

“The atmosphere created by lower lighting invites all students to participate freely,” Haybarger said. “Students also designed routines to teach their classmates.”

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter .


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Seventh grader Sophia Reitz, works out during the laser drumming gym period, at Franklin Regional Middle School in Murrysville, on Friday, March 1, 2019.
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Seventh grader Nataly Mexiner (center), dances her workout during the laser drumming gym period, at Franklin Regional Middle School in Murrysville, on Friday, March 1, 2019.
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Seventh graders Nataly Mexiner and Bridget Yaniga, work out during the laser drumming gym period, at Franklin Regional Middle School in Murrysville, on Friday, March 1, 2019.
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Seventh graders work out during the laser drumming gym period, at Franklin Regional Middle School in Murrysville, on Friday, March 1, 2019.
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