Let’s ride program exceeds expectations for WA school
Image: Let's Ride participants at Floreat Park Primary School in Western Australia
Year 5 students from Floreat Park Primary School in WA are reaping the rewards from the recent Sporting Schools bike education program, Let’s Ride.
Let’s Ride is a national junior riding program designed by Cycling Australia to teach students how to ride safely by developing their knowledge, skills and confidence.
Acting Floreat Park Primary School Principal, Mark Walters, said the program, delivered by local specialist “Bike Smart”, had exceeded everyone’s expectations.
In WA, “Bike Smart” further enhance the Let’s Ride experience and provide:
- the supply of helmets and bicycles if needed
- use of mobile traffic lights to teach students in real world contexts
- video demonstrations
- advanced instruction on gear usage, blind spots, precision stopping and,
- a special ‘triathlon event’ at the end of the course where the students put their new skills into practise.
“Our entire school community very much hopes that the Sporting Schools program continues to receive the required funding in order to maintain the delivery of such high quality, and potentially lifesaving learning experiences for students,” Mark said.
Sporting Schools is a $160 million Australian Government initiative to get more children playing more sport, before, during and after school. Want to run a Let's Ride program at your school? Check out all the details on the Cycling Australia page.