Valley Forge Middle School is partnering with GVF to promote walking and biking to school and instructing the next generation of commuters on the value of walking and biking as an alternate mode of travel.
This project, “My School in Motion”, is being funded through a grant GVF received through PennDOT’s Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside. GVF approached Tredyffrin/Easttown School District to partner on this exciting opportunity.
The program will commence with a survey to families so GVF can get a better understanding of the perceptions of walking and biking to Valley Forge Middle School.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the survey link
High rates of childhood obesity affect academic achievement and future work productivity of our students as well as impacting health care costs in our community.
Improved safety prevents tragedy
Walking and biking help address the impact of the trip to school on traffic congestion
Identifying physical obstacles to safe walking and biking within the Township helps prioritize infrastructure improvements
Biking and pedestrian safety will be incorporated into the curriculum's for 5th and 6th graders while 7th and 8th graders will explore the links between biking/ walking and environmental effects, math and civic involvement.
A website with student involvement will help us keep track of our activities throughout the
year. Supplemental activities and special events throughout the year are planned to give momentum to our ‘motion’!