Bon appetit for cycling students

King Edward's Primary School at North Shields takes part in the 'Vive le Velo' competition encouraging kids to cycle to school (left to right) Harrison Rowley-Lynn, Keeley Sain, Alex Dimopolos, Alex Porteous and Beth Chapman .'REF 2606130079
King Edward's Primary School at North Shields takes part in the 'Vive le Velo' competition encouraging kids to cycle to school (left to right) Harrison Rowley-Lynn, Keeley Sain, Alex Dimopolos, Alex Porteous and Beth Chapman .'REF 2606130079

Children enjoyed French delicacies while also taking part in their very own Tour de France.

Croissants, baguettes and pain au chocolat were on the menu for those who cycled or scooted to King Edwards Primary School, in North Shields, last Thursday.

The French-themed breakfast treats kick-started a day of learning about the country and practicing the language for the school, as well as celebrating its participation in Vive le Vélo.

Coun Ian Grayson, cabinet member for children, young people and learning, said: “I am delighted children from King Edwards Primary School are taking part in this project; it is an excellent and creative way to inspire our young people to learn another language and find out about different cultures.”

Headteacher Kate Rickard said: “Children were very excited to be able to come and enjoy and order a French breakfast, in French.

“As a healthy school we have many children who cycle and walk to school everyday, but this has been a wonderful opportunity to further encourage our children and families to cycle to school.”

Teachers, pupils and parents have been challenged to take part in a Tour de France inspired bike race against schools in South Tyneside, Newcastle and Gateshead.

Schools will try to complete a stage of the Tour in the fastest time. The more children who rode or scooted to school, the faster the school completed each stage.