Sustrans Outside In
Sustrans has designed a new resource for families called Sustrans Outside In. It’s four weeks of activities, games and challenges. Designed by their experienced school officers, the activity packs are full of stay-at-home cycling, walking and scooting themed fun. You need to register on their website and then they will send you the activities weekly.
What a brilliant time we’ve had, completing Level 1 Bikeability as part of our skills group on a Thursday afternoon. We have spent a lot of time working on signalling, manoeuvring and safely moving around when we are on our bikes.
We have recently be learning how to check our bike is safe by performing an M check. The M check looks at all the main areas of the bike and ensures that everything is working properly before we start a journey.
We have made a start at Level 2 of Bikeability and using the streets near the school to get confident at our different manoeuvres.
The Big Pedal
Well done everyone for taking part in Carrick Knowe Big Pedal 2019. We had an amazing number of pupils and staff cycling, walking or scooting to school for the two weeks, 25th march to 5th April. A big thank you to the JRSO and the Eco Committee who collected all the pupil numbers every day. Surprisingly, scooting was the most popular way of getting to and from school.
Every day we entered our numbers on the Sustrans Big Pedal website and we were so successful that at the end of the challenge, our school was ranked 13th in Scotland for our group – Mid-sized urban primary school.
Well done everyone! Not only are we all fitter but we have helped the environment too.
With help from the JRSO’s and the rest of the school, we are now pleased to announce that we have a ‘Cycling To Carrick Knowe’ booklet. It contains guidance on how to safely cycle and scoot as well as our rules that we have come up with as a school. Just click the link below!
It took a long time for our bike racks to be put into place at our school. Our playground was a bit of a building site for a while whilst the builders put up our racks. A big CONGRATULATIONS must also go out to Ibrahim in P7B (formerly P6B when he won) for winning our ‘Cycling to School’ poster competition. The JRSO’s decided that he had the best design and it will now appear on all of our ‘Cycling Safety’ documents.