THREE TRAILS ELEMENTARY & SPRING BRANCH ELEMENTARY INDEPENDENCE, MO
Three Trails Elementary & Spring Branch Elementary School are seeking support for 2 complete Kindergarten PE Programs, including a fleet of 28 Strider AKB-Specific Bikes, helmets, pedal conversion kits, two Strider 20 Bikes for teacher instruction, and curriculums.
PE Teachers, Stacy Huffington and Amy Broughton, are excited to see kids rolling in the classrooms soon.
Stacy says, "At Three Trails Elementary we want our kindergarten students to get the chance to learn how to balance, ride a bike and gain confidence in themselves. We have found at our school that over 50% of our 3rd graders do not know how to ride or own a bike of their own. We want to help our students change that statistic.
Balance is so important in our every day life and transfers to almost every sport and activity. Bike riding is a lifetime of fun and active living. Our students will develop not only balance but coordination, steering, riding skills, independence and critical thinking. We want our students to have every chance to have a healthy mind and body."
Amy says, "The goal of Physical Education at Spring Branch Elementary school is to promote overall health, wellness and movement for ALL students grades K-5. By increasing exposure to lifetime activities, like bike riding, we are creating students who are skilled, confident and interested in an active mind and body.
All Kids Bike is a great platform for our young Kindergarten students to begin developing a growth mindset through physical education and exercise. Research shows that endorphins in the brain are released during physical activity and help to improve mood, energy levels and even sleep.
Together, these positive effects help to improve physical, social and emotional wellness in children. All Kids Bike will be a tremendous addition to our comprehensive physical education curriculum. We are excited for our newest group of future riders!"
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.