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Kicks and tricks at Lee Road Elementary


As part of the Levittown School District’s Levittown Educators Against Destructive Decisions Week, Lee Road Elementary School students sat in on two assemblies with Joey Branford and Stephan Cerra of the Flowstyle BMX Trick Team on Oct. 25. The school is located in North Wantagh.

Sponsored by the school’s PTA, the professional BMX riders held two events in the school’s gymnasium and spoke to students about important topics such as staying safe, healthy habits, anti-bullying and setting goals. They also showcased various BMX tricks that they learned over the years, while stressing to students not to try them at home. 

Cerra spoke about his career and his daily fitness routines to the students. He encouraged healthy eating and exercising every day. During the assembly, student volunteers were selected to show off their jump rope abilities as their peers cheered them on. Afterwards, Cerra attempted to match their jumps on his bike. 

At the end of the program, both Cerra and Branford handed out postcards and posters to students who could name the tricks that were featured during the assembly. The duo also signed some autographs.