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Bikeability – Years 5 & 6

4th – 8th June 2018

Ten pupils from Years 5 and 6 took part in the annual Bikeability training sessions provided by the council. These sessions are free to schools and provide an opportunity for children to learn how to ride safely on the roads. Another key aim is to encourage more people to cycle to school and work rather than travel in cars. 

All children spent the first three afternoons training with Mel and Alan, the instructors. This was followed by a day of testing and then the final day of putting their training into practice on a longer journey. They learned about how to set up their bicycles correctly, road positioning, signalling and knowledge about traffic signs. They all passed a test towards the end of the week and were presented with certificates and badges during an assembly.

This course is open to all children in Years 5 and 6, and a progression can be made to level 3 once children are at senior school. The Borough also offer courses throughout the summer. Further information can be found at www.bikeability.org.uk