Children at Rotherfield Primary School in Islington are getting top-notch cycle safety training.
The youngsters taking part age from 7 to 9 years old and are working towards their level 1 cycle training certificate. The training sessions are being provided by Islington Borough Council over three days from 28th – 30th April.
Mick Newton, Deputy Head at Rotherfield Primary said, “We’re really into our cycling at Rotherfirled Primary. It helps the children develop in so many ways – it’s great for their balance and road awareness, keeps them fit and healthy and helps the environment as it is carbon neutral! In amongst all of that we take the time to make sure that cycle safety is at the heart of what they learn. We’re really grateful to Islington Borough Council for their support in doing that.”
The children will learn all about bike safety, what to do if there is a problem with their bike and keeping themselves safe whilst riding the bike. Richard from Islington Borough Council said, “We are delighted to be a part of helping keep children safe in Islington Borough whilst being able to contribute on techniques for safe cycling!”
The children will once again be wearing their hi-visibility vests donated by local self storage company ABC Selfstore. Rotherfield Primary is one of only three schools in London piloting the ‘Bike it’ Chartermark – a structured awards system to help children be safety conscious whilst developing their riding ability and maintenance skills.