Bikeability for Primary 5s
A course of practical cyclist training is about to be carried out at our school. It is designed to develop road sense, awareness of traffic dangers, and to improve your child’s ability to ride safely.
During the course, your child will receive literature to be completed at home, and your support in going through this with your child will help him or her develop road safety skills, knowledge and attitudes more effectively.
The Bikeability level 1 course will start on Friday 9th September, and then the 16th and 30th of September and the 7th of October. If there is any change to this we will let you know.
Your child will need a bicycle in a roadworthy condition in order to participate in the course, and it would be helpful if you would check the bicycle, or take it to a cycle shop to be checked, to ensure that it is safe to use. The bicycle will be checked at the start of the course. A cycle helmet must be worn at all times when cycling.
Only the basics of safe cycling can be learnt on this type of course, and it is important that you continue to provide road safety help and guidance to your child after the course.
If you wish your child to participate in the course please sign and return the reply slip from the bottom of the letter that was sent home with P5 children yesterday, these should be returned to the school office by tomorrow Thursday 8th September. Please inform the person running the course if your child has a special educational need.