The sky was clear, the roads were empty and the bike racks were full! We just couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day for National Ride2School Day 2018.
Students travelled from far and wide on their bikes and scooters. Our Sports Teacher also conducted a walk/ride group from a nearby park. Those that live further afield were able to "park and ride" which made everyone feel included.
This year we kept Ride2School quite a low key event having previously done large breakfasts, raffles and prizes as incentives. These incentives do seem to work but our focus was on getting students to ride because they wanted to participate and enjoy the associated health benefits. Whilst numbers on the day may have been down slightly, the number of bikes in the racks on a daily basis is definitely increasing and this is fantastic to see!
Our goals for this year are to keep increasing the number of daily cyclists and also to try and earn enough points to purchase a scooter rack for our school.
There's just no better way to start the school day than on your bike! Happy riding everyone!
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