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A hop, skip and a jump

On their way to lunch or a special, students at Connoquenessing Valley Elementary (CVE) can leap-frog, tip-toe and turn their way through the hallway.

That’s because two additional sensory pathways, which are floor and wall decals that encourage students to move, learn and have fun, were recently installed at CVE.

CVE chose to install the new pathways after they were awarded a $3,000 grant from the Highmark Foundation School Grant Program.

The funds were able to be used toward health and/or COVID-19 related activities.

CVE Principal DeeAnn Graham and Assistant Principal Tina Francis wanted the two pathways added for students to utilize for not only the physical, but also the mental benefits.

“The addition of two sensory pathways at CVE helps provide safe and socially-distanced ways for students to receive movement breaks while inside the school building,” stated Ms. Francis. “CVE now has three sensory pathways spaced throughout the building for our students to use.”

Highmark awarded all 115 schools that applied this year due to COVID-19 and a focus on returning to school and keeping children safe and healthy.    

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