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'Drums Alive' program mixes PE and rhythm

Just two weeks ago, Coach Brackett showed third-graders at Avery's Creek Elementary how to participate in the "Drums Alive" program, and they're already playing like pros. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

There's a lot of excitement about at new P.E. exercise program at one Buncombe County school.

Just two weeks ago, Coach Brackett showed third-graders at Avery's Creek Elementary how to participate in the "Drums Alive" program, and they're already playing like pros.

During the 60 minute class, the students learn different rhythms, follow the coach's directions and, most importantly, move.

Coach Brackett also uses his new smart board so the kids can easily follow along.

Students said it's a great way to mix technology, music and movement.

"'Drums Alive' mixes movement with P.E.," Vanessa said. "Yesterday I was suppose to have music for my specials, but we didn't have school yesterday so I'm practically having my music today."

"I think its a great idea because the music helps you dance, and it gets your heart started, and it makes you want to dance," Cooper said.

The kindergartners love it, too.

"Drums alive" is offered at Avery's Creek through a PEP grant from the Buncome County Board of Education.

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