Lady Deborah Moody 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.
PE Teacher, Candace Paige, is excited to get her kids rolling in the classroom soon. Ms. Paige says, "Ours students are special in their own unique way at P.S. 212. There are a variety of circumstances that may impair a child's learning experience. Some of our students come from low-income homes, inadequate night time homes or have English as a second language. My students come to school eager to learn how to live a long, healthy life no matter their circumstance. The amount of students that are able to learn how to ride a bike has decreased. Some students are even afraid to ride a bike. If our school is granted this opportunity, it can change many of our students lives. Students will learn all about bike safety, which will help students be more confident in riding a bike. Bike riding can help with student development. Bike riding can improve balance, coordination, and strength. These are all skills that we teach in our P.E. curriculum through other activities. With the pandemic taking place, it has been really tough on our students and community. Bike riding can be a way to improve mental health. There are so many benefits in introducing bike riding to students as early as possible. As a physical education teacher who has the chance to develop a relationship with every student in the school, I look forward to providing them with this opportunity to grow and become successful in this program."
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.