Tuesday, March 29, 2016

RAD Kids

Last month Abi graduated from Rad Kids at school. 
RAD kids is a program that teaches the kids how to defend themselves, stay safe, and what to do in scary situations. I was a volunteer for part of it so I got to see some of the information as it was presented but I wasn't there on the physical days so when they showed their "moves" it was all new to me. 
On graduation day we were invited to come in and watch them go through all of the moves and scenarios that they learned. 

The guy in red played the bad guy. I can't see Abi here but it was when she was kicking his shins. 

At the last part they each took turns getting in full gear and they had three different scenarios with him where they had to run away/ defend themselves from him. 
He picked them up from behind and they had to fight their way down. 
It was crazy to watch. 
They all did a great job. And it is so nice to know that Abi knows what to do. 
Doug was out of town and a parent had to be in the "safe zone" for the kids to run to after each attack. 
So I don't have any pictures of Abi during her turn except for this one when she was in line in gear. 

After all the kids were done, they called them each one by one to give them high fives and then they got their diploma from their teacher. 


The Kings said...

Very cool that the kids got to learn these things to help protect them.

The Kings said...

Very proud of Abi! Good things for girls to know!

cheryl said...

Yep. She is more confident about it now.