Topsham schoolchildren given ‘confidence’ cycling boost

PUBLISHED: 16:30 05 April 2016

Pupils from Topsham Primary School learn the rules of the road with National Standard Cycling Instructors - Graham Heysett and Chris Johns. Ref ext 11-16AW 1121. Picture: Alex Walton

Pupils from Topsham Primary School learn the rules of the road with National Standard Cycling Instructors - Graham Heysett and Chris Johns. Ref ext 11-16AW 1121. Picture: Alex Walton

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Schoolchildren in Topsham were given lessons as part of a government-backed scheme to give them ‘confidence’ on the road.

Bikeability is about gaining practical skills and understanding on how to cycle on Britain’s roads today.

There are three Bikeability levels, each designed to improve cycling skills.

Topsham Primary School year five pupils were taught both theory and practical road safety awareness.

Headteacher Sean Millar said: “As part of an on-running programme to improve road and cycle safety, our year five pupils took part in Bikeability.

“They are taught both theory and practical road safety awareness and work towards achieving the national Bikeability Level 1 and 2 award. We feel such opportunities are an important part of providing a broad and balanced curriculum for children. They have really enjoyed the sessions and taken them seriously. Developing a safe and positive approach to road use as a cyclist is important and we hope encourages children to be active and confident road users.”

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