21st February 2017
Robartes’ Bike Track Launch
Children and staff at Robartes ACE Academy took a break from their normal timetable on Friday 3rd February as part of the official launch of their bike track.
Local MP Scott Mann attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony and although torrential rain prevented scheduled outdoor activities from taking place, Sustrans officers ran indoor activities. Children designed sculptures made from bike parts and did some bike-themed art. Year 5 & 6 children all had a go at pedalling to power electrical appliances with the generator bike, whilst classroom teachers ran storytelling sessions with associated lessons based on Quentin Blake’s book Mrs. Armitage on Wheels.
There are plans to reschedule the bike and scooter skills sessions on the track when the weather improves.
Sustrans is working with schools in Bodmin to provide children with the skills and information necessary to allow them to cycle, scoot or walk to school on a regular basis.
Angie Squires from Sustrans, said:
“Walking, cycling and scooting to school is a great way for our children to get the exercise they need every day to keep healthy both physically and emotionally. Research shows it allows them to become better students in the classroom, too.”
Sustrans works in Bodmin thanks to funding from Cornwall Council; they are also working with workplaces and the local community to enable people to walk and cycle for transport, fitness and well-being. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org