Healthy start to the day as pupils saddle up

L-r Cameron Lynn, seven, Cadie Woodhall, seven, Sally Tyas, 11, Amy Underwood, 11, Katie Wilkshire, ten and Ethan Laine, ten, pictured with their bikes at St.Thomas C of E primary school. Picture: Marie Caley S0278MC
L-r Cameron Lynn, seven, Cadie Woodhall, seven, Sally Tyas, 11, Amy Underwood, 11, Katie Wilkshire, ten and Ethan Laine, ten, pictured with their bikes at St.Thomas C of E primary school. Picture: Marie Caley S0278MC

PUpils were rewarded for saddling up and using pedal power to get to school to celebrate Healthy Bike Day.

Youngsters at Kilnhurst St Thomas CofE Primary School tucked into a healthy breakfast and entered a prize draw when they arrived at school on their bikes, as part of the day organsied by charity Sustrans.

Natalie Whelan pictured with Cameron Russell and Emma Thompson, both six, Celebrating 'Healthy Bike Day'. Picture: Marie Caley S0279MC

Natalie Whelan pictured with Cameron Russell and Emma Thompson, both six, Celebrating 'Healthy Bike Day'. Picture: Marie Caley S0279MC

St Thomas headteacher, Gill Ramsay said: “The children always arrive with smiles on their faces when they arrive in their bikes. It’s great to be working with Sustrans and great to be a ‘Bike It’ school.”

Sixteen children at the school completed their bikeability cycle training delivered by Pedal Ready. The training helps to provide children with the skills they need to cycle safely on roads, allowing them to feel confident cycling to and from school .

In addition their bikes received a free health check from Dr Bike.

Natalie Whelan from Sustrans, said: “Walking and cycling to school is a great way for our children to get the exercise they need every day and research shows it allows them to become better students in the classroom. And let’s not forget it’s fun too.”