These Iowa Students Can Receive PE Credits For Doing Yard Work


A young man mowing the grass on a property, tending the garden, using a petrol lawnmower.

A young man mowing the grass on a property, tending the garden, using a petrol lawnmower.

Now before you think it's as simple as the title perceives, it's a little more complicated than that. Students at the Alternative Learning Center in Dubuque, Iowa can now do yard work for the elderly and people with disabilities during the pandemic for physical education credit. I think this is a great idea that should be adopted by more schools during this time. It gets kids outside without necessarily putting them in a situation of COVID-19 exposure and gives them a sense of community and work ethic. I love seeing the innovation that comes out the pandemic. More info bel