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'Bike it' 2014-15

‘Bike it’ Events

Our Bike User Group (BUGs) have now been selected and they have already delivered an assembly and rewarded pupils for riding to school on Friday 23rd January. Pupils received a Reflective tabard to wear when riding their bikes at night. They have also been asking school pupils what else they would like, top of the list:

 

- Bike Dr session

- Bike it shop (lights and helmets)

 

We will be arranging these shortly so watch this space!!!

 

Friday 19th September (All day): Bike Doctor

A fantastic turnout, as the Bike Doctors had the opportunity to fix and maintain 50+ bikes and 30+ scooters. Lets stay safe out there!

 

Friday 19th September (3.15-4.15): Star Cycling Session 1 (5 week course)

Grant Fielder who has competed at the highest levels of various cycling events, is currently running a skills session. The pupils are learning some valuable bike skills and tricks.

 

 

Friday 17th October (8.00-8.45): Bike it 'Smoothie bike'

A fantastic event, saw 50 pupils turn up on bikes and scooters to create their very own smoothies. We put oranges, apples and pears in a blender with juice and cycled to blend it all up into a smooth healthy drink.

   

Thursday 23rd October (1.30-3.00): Yr 2 Scooter Skills Sessions

A fantastic afternoon with Yr2s, saw them learning how to stop quickly, turn corners and scoot in a straight safe line, all pupils improved and had A LOT of fun on the school scooters.

Friday 24th October (All Day): 'Scare the Cars Away'

Friday 7th November (3.15-4.15): Star Cycling Session 2 (5 week course)

Grant Fielder who has competed at the highest levels of various cycling events, is currently running a skills session. The pupils are learning some valuable bike skills and tricks.

 

Monday 2nd March to Friday 20th March (All day): THE BIG PEDAL

Newlands have been participating in the BIG PEDAL for 3 weeks. A big congratulations to all pupils, staff and parents. Newlands finished 527th out of 1000 primary schools. We saw a lot of scooters and bikes coming into school.

We finished with an average of 24.14% of our school cycling or scooting to school! WELL DONE.

Thursday 17th March (8.00-8.45): Bike it 'Smoothie bike'

Thursday 23rd April (3.15-4.00): Bike it Parents Forum

Chris Stow (Bike it), Elliott Prescott (sustrans) and Mr Harris, met with several parents to discuss cycling and scooting issues. As a result we are looking to arrange another bike it doctor session and a shop to sell necessary equipment for the bikes.

 

Tuesday 26th May (1.30-2.30): Yr 5 ABC Scooter Session

This session was well received by the pupils, they really enjoyed getting to grips with the scooters and learning how to fix and repair them.

 

BIKE USER GROUP MEETINGS:

We have had several meetings now, which have been recorded and actions carried out. (see below for documents containing the minutes).

 

COMING SOON: Scooter Doctor Monday 5th June

 

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