Sustainability Saturday: Mountain Bikes for Gym Class in West Virginia

Connecting Students to Place

August 18, 2020 |

West Virginia
Junior Elementary School Sustainable Schools Grant
Belington, West Virginia
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Last year, Junior Elementary Schools received a $5,000 grant from the West Virginia Department of Education for the Sustainable School Awards. The funding was used to purchase a set of mountain bikes for the school. Half of the school has little-to-no cycling experience, so the mountain bikes are incorporated into the gym class curriculum. The program aims to get students active and reconnect with the surrounding landscape.

Learn more about Junior’s mountain bike program here:

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