The children in Years 3 and 4 took full advantage of the opportunity to develop their cycling skills when they participated the Bikeability programme. The training was run by fully qualified instructors from the Plymouth Schools Partnership.
The training was split into two stages. The Level 1 training was taken mainly by our Year 3 and Year 4 children whereas the Level 2 was for the Year 5 children who were proficient bike riders.
In Level 1, the children learnt which safety checks to make on their bike before beginning their ride. They mastered how to control their bike in a safe space away from traffic (the ball court). This required the children checking their surroundings before manoeuvring, having a clear awareness of other road users and giving arm signals to inform others of their intentions.
All of the children who took part in the training had amazing fun and were successful in completing the Level 1 Bikeability programme. The instructors made the sessions accessible and great fun for everyone. They were very complimentary about the children who took part. In particular, their resilience, excellent manners and their ability to articulate their thoughts clearly. Well done everyone!