Approaching 200 Year 7 students have taken part in our Bikeability programme which helps develop road safety and awareness for young people.

Bikeability is the Department for Transport’s flagship national cycle training programme for schoolchildren in England. The programme provides practical training and life skills for schoolchildren that enable them to cycle confidently and competently on today’s roads. More than 3.5 million children have received Bikeability cycle training since the programme’s inception in 2007.

The programme has a natural focus on cycling, but also improves road awareness in terms of pedestrians and drivers, and so it presents a rounded perspective on how to keep both oneself and others safe.

The programme ran on a cycle through the week as to ensure all students had the opportunity to engage in it and the Bikeability team were fantastically supportive and encouraging.

Matt Allman, Headteacher, said: “We were delighted to bring this scheme back – not just to support road safety awareness – but also as part of getting our students out there, learning, and having fun. It is very much all part of the COVID return and we can see full well that all such activities – whether it be Bikeability, school shows, sporting fixtures, choirs, Saturday Schools  and more besides – are all making a huge difference in bring children’s lives back to life.”

If you would like to learn more about Bikeability click here.