Year 6 have been taking part in Bikeability this week. It’s like cycling proficiency but better!
The course is all about learning how to cycle safely on today’s roads. It has given our pupils the skills and confidence they need for all kinds of cycling.
There are two Bikeability levels for KS2 children; each level has been designed to improve cycling skills, no matter what is already known.
At Level 1, the children learnt to control and master their bikes in a space away from traffic – the school playground: They learnt to ride safely, use gears, avoid obstacles safely and also how to share space with pedestrians and other cyclists.
Level 2 took place on local streets, giving our children a real cycling experience. They have learnt how to deal with traffic on short journeys such as when cycling to school or to the local shops. Pupils have learned how to recognise typical hazards, let other road users know what they are doing and also where to ride on the road to help keep themselves safe.
Thanks to the Bikeability team for teaching us all so much this week and making it so much fun!