Over the past 4 days the Year 5 children from Bourne Elsea Park Cof E Primary Academy have been taking part in Level 1 and 2 Bikeability training with the company Outspoken. Outspoken’s training ‘aims to inspire people to cycle by equipping them with the confidence and skill to ride more often’, and from speaking to the children, it is clear this objective has been achieved!
During the Level 1 training, the children completed off-road cycling experience 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 beyond the school boundaries, on residential roads. This learning enabled the children to ride confidently around their local area on real roads. The children learnt a variety of skills including; how to pass side roads, how to make U-turns, how and when to signal and how to pass parked or slow-moving vehicles.
Mr Waterhouse, Year 5 Class Teacher said, ‘The children have had a fantastic time learning how to ride safely on the roads and we know these lessons have equipped them with the skills they need to ride their bikes with confidence.’