Bike training helps pupils’ road safety

Pupils and instructors pictured in front of the school bike shed at Bedlington Junior High School.
Pupils and instructors pictured in front of the school bike shed at Bedlington Junior High School.

PUPILS at a south east Northumberland school have a greater understanding of road safety after a series of cycling lessons.

The Years 5 and 6 pupils at Bedlingtonshire Junior High School have been taking part in ‘BikeAbility’ bicycle training.

The initiative offers children new cycling skills to boost their confidence.

The training takes place initially on the school site then the children are taken out on the roads by an experienced team of instructors.

All children who take part can achieve a level 1 or level 2 certificate and badge.

The school has now offered the course four times and on each occasion it has been a success.

Primary unit co-ordinator Lynne Mellor said: “We are always delighted to offer this course to our children as we encourage them to come to school on their bicycles and this course teaches them how to do it safely.”