During the week beginning 15th March, Year 5 children from Bourne Abbey C of E Primary took part in Level 1 and 2 Bikeability training with Outspoken. Outspoken Training ‘aims to inspire people to cycle by equipping them with the confidence and skill to ride more often’.
Level 1, off-road cycle training through playground games, aimed to develop the children’s control and bike handling skills. Once Level 1 was achieved the children moved onto Level 2, which took place on realistic, residential roads and aimed to enable the children to ride confidently around their local area. The children learnt a variety of skills including how to pass side roads, make U-turns, understand how and when to signal and pass parked or slow moving vehicles.
‘The children had a fantastic time learning how to ride safely on the roads in and around our school area. We know this has equipped them with more confidence when riding.’ (Mr Shore, Year Leader).