The My School in Motion program was developed and is administered through GVF.
With over 30+ years of experience, GVF is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to inspire mobility choices for ALL.
GVF focuses on climate, equity, and overall quality of life by reducing single-occupancy vehicles and promoting alternatives like biking, transit, walking, working from home, carpooling and, vanpooling.
The My School in Motion program educates students on the benefits of walking and biking to school, addresses traffic congestion, environmental and health effects.
My School in Motion helps identify barriers that prevent students from biking or walking safely within the community, prioritizing needed infrastructure improvements.
Biking and walking allow students to travel safely, emitting zero C02 emissions while enhancing physical and mental wellbeing.
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Parents and Guardians….Welcome to ‘your’ page of the ‘School in Motion’ website for the Valley Forge Middle School!
The ‘My School in Motion’ program undertaken by GVF, T/E School District and Valley Forge Middle School aims to bring together two important themes in your child’s education: the health and wellness components of walking and biking to school as well as the value of these activities as an alternate mode of transportation. We are educating the next generation of ‘commuters’!
We will post articles, links and educational guidelines within these themes for your education…and to encourage your family’s participation with the whole community. Thanks for your interest and participation!
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has studied the relationship between physical activity and student performance and offers recommendations on activity levels for adolescents as well as adults.
The National ‘Safe Routes to School’ program has been a program in existence for over ten years and advocates for safe, compliant routes for children to walk or bike to school. Check out their guidance documents for parents and guardians interested in starting a ‘bike train’ to school…and ‘walking school buses’ - an active way to join spend time with your child and reduce the amount of car traffic near your school.
Check out the resources available through the CDC below.