Bikeability program helps Keiss students develop their cycling skills
Students at Keiss Primary School developed their cycling skills by participating in the national Bikeability training program.
Safe cycling is an essential life skill and the sessions led by Active Schools coordinator Gary McDonald and volunteer parent Treasa Hamilton contributed to basic awareness and bike riding skills to help young people progress towards driving on the road.
P5, P6 and P7 students received their level 1 certificates at their morning assembly on Friday and hit the roads to begin their level 2 training.
Bikeability promotes cycling as an activity and builds the skills and confidence schoolchildren need to cycle safely on the roads.
The pupils also made good use of the newly installed bicycle shelter in the school and nursery to keep their bikes dry during the day after their trip to school.
Principal Fraser Thomson said, “With the restrictions starting to lift, our students have been able to participate in activities that develop life skills that we perhaps took for granted before the lockdown.
“Our P4-7 students started swimming lessons this term and, thanks to Treasa and Gary, the students have gone from developing simple bike awareness skills to learning to ride on the road.
“Many thanks to Treasa and Gary for supporting Bikeability at Keiss Elementary and Kindergarten.”