During Weeks 2-4 this term our Year 3-6 students had the opportunity to participate in Bike Education lessons. These lessons were run by qualified instructors through the People on Bicycles company. Students attended three lessons and covered topics and skills such as:

  • How do we fit a helmet properly?
  • What other clothing do you want to keep an eye on?
  • What is an ABC check?
  • What is an ABC check?
  • What happens if we don’t use the brakes correctly?
  • How do we mount, dismount safely?
  • How do we walk the bicycle?
  • How do we push off best?
  • What is precision and emergency braking?
  • What is scanning and why could this be challenging?
  • Why do we need to be able to ride with one hand?

The school was lucky enough to secure a grant from the City of Vincent. This grant was used to subsidise the Bike Education lessons and will also be used to fund the Way Finding Project. This project involves putting signs around the community to direct students towards the safest routes to school. The school in consultation with students and the P&C hope to have the project finalised before the end on the year.

Our Pre-primary, Year 1 and Year 2 students participated in RAC’s Road Safety workshops. The Pre-primary workshop was titled Explore Road Safety where students pretend to be a Little Legends Club character and practise road safety. The Year workshop was titled Pathways to School where students used a large road mat to reinforce the ‘stop, look, listen, think’ concept. The Year 2 workshop was titled Crash Scene Investigation where students become crash scene investigators to understand bike, pedestrian and passenger safety.