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Year 6 Bikeability

At the end of the Autumn term, year 6 had the opportunity to take part in the Bikeability course. This course is designed to equip the pupils with the skills to responsibly cycle ready for when some of them will cycle to their secondary schools in September.


After spending time on the playground perfecting the basic skills of cycling, the majority of the year group progressed onto the local roads around school accompanied by the instructors. Across the three days, the pupils learnt to safely ride on the road including signalling and different riding positions on the road; turning left into a major and minor road and turning right across traffic. The course also included learning basic bike maintenance and what to check on their bike before departing on a journey.  Those who were learning to cycle, remained on the playground, and supported by Mrs Williams, practised their balance and peddling, making excellent progress and becoming confident cyclists by the end of the three days.  At the end of the course most children achieved a level 1 or level 2 bikeability certificate and badge. Thank you to Hampshire Outdoors for providing this course and to Mrs Williams for supporting our non-cyclists to develop their skills.