It is a collaborative staff effort: while the kids weave in and out of cones Lindsey, the school’s PSHE (personal social health and economic education) teacher, and one of the driving forces behind the school’s cycling programme, tells me about one girl she taught to ride.
“She had come from another country and had never ridden a bike. One hour it took me to teach her. She fell off a few times but she kept getting back on,” she said.
“For children who come from another country who don’t speak English it is hard for them to excel at first academically so it is great for them to excel at something.”All must have prizes, even if they are for…well, something of no academic value whatsover.
Sally, like many parents here, sometimes drives part way and the kids cycle the last leg to school on the pavement.
Though she wants her and her kids to cycle on the roads, she understandably has concerns about safety.Her kids’ safety, that is. The poor pedestrian having to dodge out of the way of them, not so much…