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LPSD pedals for a purpose

Eight schools, some 30 students per school and they’re cycling all day.

Lloydminster Public School Division hosted the motion event at College Park on Thursday and the students got together for a fun cycle using the technology without leaving the gym.

Grade 7’s Kalli Kuntz has been riding since she was a toddler and enjoys the occasional family cycle.

“We are just getting a lot of physical activity and people are getting to have fun.”

Cornelius Krahn at College Park explains that Shelley Merth, the education technology consultant with LPSD has championed the cause of keeping kids in the division active over the last few years.

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“She’s helped each school get a bike and a trainer which connects to an app on a phone or a computer. And so you can train and you can ride even when the weather outside is just not nice.”

Some schools have purchased their own bikes and others are using them through the division with the eventual goal, explains Krahn, that every school has access to at least one or two bikes.

“What we are trying to do is make fitness fun and show that technology is not the enemy of fitness. Technology can help you to improve your life in many ways including your health.”

Bishop Lloyd, College Park, LCHS, Bar Colony, Rendell Park, Jack Kemp, Winston Churchill, Queen Elizabeth and as well division staff were all biking during the course of the day.

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