Mesa, AZ

Mesa Arts Academy future classroom includes new standing school desks from Vari

Scott Murdoch

MESA, AZ - Students at the Mesa Arts Academy will begin the 2021-2022 school year with new standing school desks from Vari, a workplace innovation firm. The $200,000, product contribution will aid classroom learning while also demonstrating the company's commitment to the Phoenix community.

Vari standing school desks are made to encourage kids to move around throughout class. Learning in active classrooms has been shown to increase student cognition, health outcomes, and behavior. Other health and behavioral advantages include:

- 15% boost in classroom participation due to students' flexibility to roam around the classroom.

- 3 to 5% boost in exam results from moving more and sitting less in the class.

- 17, up to 35 percent calorie burn and a 5% decrease in BMI percentile since students stand more.

- Increased in confidence and self-esteem, which are achieved by maintaining a healthy weight. In addition, it also affects the attendance rates.

Vari also gave its best-selling electric standing desks and conference tables to Mesa Arts Academy instructors, in addition to the standing school desks.

On Tuesday, July 27, the Mesa Arts Academy hosted an open house for staff and parents to see the new dynamic classroom environment. The Vari's regional sales directors in Phoenix, Storey and Lisa Teman-Rosenburg, also attended the event.

Since 2018, Vari has contributed over $5 million in goods to charitable causes. The award-winning Vari Community Giving Program focuses on product contributions to help organizations reduce operating costs so they may reinvest in the community.

Vari has a regional showroom at 5080 N 40th St Suite 455, Phoenix, AZ 85018, where customers may see and try out its goods.

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