Balance, Pedal, Go!

Friday 20 July 2018

This report highlights that, according to new research by Keep Britain Tidy, a third of primary school children have never been taught how to ride a bike.

We’re happy to say that following the recent Reception balance, pedal, go bike training sessions, 24 out of 30 children can now ride a pedal bike.  Two children missed their final session so the number could be even higher!  Prior to the training, four children could ride a pedal bike.

Well done to the Reception children who remained focussed through their sessions and used determination to achieve this key life skill.

These sessions were funded by our PE Premium and from the staff, parent and pupil feedback, this will be an initiative we will repeat next year too.

We hope the children will continue to develop their riding skills over the holidays – maybe going on a family bike ride; taking part in the Leeds Let’s Ride event on traffic free roads on Sunday 2 September; going along to a Let’s Ride Pop Up ride locally and most importantly using their bikes to travel to school when we return in September.