Wolf Point Herald

Better Health Through Walking And Bicycling

 

The Wolf Point Safe Routes to School Program is offering a community workshop Friday, Oct. 11, at Northside Elementary School, located at 710 4th Ave N. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This workshop allows participants to spend time together with a focus on the transportation needs of children and other members of the community.

The purpose of the workshop is to familiarize participants with the Journeys From Home Health Enhancement curriculum supplement materials and build a community comprehensive plan. These curriculum materials are directed toward the education of children during the school day. The workshop will clarify what skills can be taught, when they should be taught, and in what ways they might be taught.

The kindergarten through eighth-grade materials accentuate the positive; focus on perception, decision-making and mastering skills. These materials support what children like to do best, learn through discovery and participate in self-challenging activities.

Each developmentally appropriate skill activity is classified by grade level. Every grade level has its own teacher’s manual and series of video vignettes.

Workshop attendees will experience first hand, how children learn by physically participating in lessons, viewing video, practicing skills in the gym, on the playground, in the street on foot and on bike.

Wear loose fitting clothes, tennis shoes, bring a bicycle, helmet and water bottle. Look forward to a busy, fun and informative day.