Greene County CSD is seeking support for a fleet of 25 bikes, helmets, kickstands and curriculum.
The last few years, I’ve seen a decline with outdoor activities in students of all ages, but especially Kindergarten through fifth. Technology such as video games and smartphones are in front of them and not all families are spending time outdoors. Bike riding was the first activity I remember as a child learning to do and in my opinion is a lifelong activity. One of my school’s mission is that all students learn lifelong skills and I want to bring bike riding to my school. I heard through another PE teacher about how fantastic the All Kids Bike school program is. Right away, I looked into it to see how to get my students involved. After looking through the website, I told my Superintendent how great of an opportunity for our students in our school district. If Greene County Elementary is awarded this equipment, all students would benefit. There are close to 100 Kindergartners and I say 50% or less know how to ride a bike. Students here at Greene County Elementary have PE twice a week, so this program could be started quickly and effectively. Not only is it an awesome wellness activity, but it would for sure help their self-confidence and self-esteem. - Sean Thompson, PE Teacher
All Kids Bike® is a national movement led by the Strider® Education Foundation 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.