Cambria Heights Elementary School is seeking support for a complete Kindergarten PE Program, including a fleet of 24 Strider AKB-Specific Bikes, helmets, pedal conversion kits, one Strider 20 Bike for teacher instruction, and curriculum.
Principal, Hilary Yahner, is excited to see kids rolling in the classroom soon. Hilarysays: "Cambria Heights School District takes pride in our academic programs and the success our students find when engaging with these programs. Cambria Heights is a rural school district located in the northern part of Cambrai County in Pennsylvania. While academics are our priority, we also know how important it is to teach more than just Reading and Math. Our students need to become lifelong learners and contributors to their communities. In order for this to happen, we believe it is important to provide our students access to all different types of opportunities.
Physical education has become more than what is portrayed in TV or movies. P.E. teachers are given the task to teach our students the skills to be physically active for a lifetime. In order to do that, students no longer play dodgeball or have a PE philosophy of “roll the ball out and play”. Instead, students are taught skills of lifelong sports such as pickleball, anaerobic and aerobic activities, basketball, and running, among other activities in an enjoyable, safe, and supportive environment. All these sports can be played for the remainder of the students’ lives. Riding a bike is also one of these fundamental, lifelong activities.
We would love the opportunity to teach all of our students how to ride a bike if provided with the proper equipment. Many of our students do not have access to a bike to learn this fundamental skill at home. With access to a bicycle, helmet, and Learn to Ride curriculum at school, our P.E. teacher, Ms. Wharton, can teach all of our K and first grade students to safely ride a bike. Our school district is full of parks and space in which to exercise with a bicycle.We are adjacent to the “Ghost Town Trail”, an award- winning rails to trails pathway that connects our area to Pittsburgh and West Virginia. As well as popular vacation spots of Prince Gallitzin State Park and within an hour of the Allegrippis Trails built by the International Mountain Bicycling Association at Raystown Lake. This would provide endless hours of fun and varying degrees of challenging trails as the students grow but students need the fundamentals of how to ride a bike."
All Kids Bike® is a national movement led by the Strider® Education Foundation, Inc. to place Kindergarten PE Learn-To-Ride Programs into public schools for free, using donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations. All Kids Bike is on a mission to teach every child in America how to ride a bike in kindergarten PE class.