Big Pedal 2014 3rd - 14th March 2014
Get set… we’re taking part in the, a giant inter-school cycling and scooting competition encouraging children, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their daily commute!
The event is powered by Sustrans (sustrans.org.uk), funded by the Bike Hub (bikehub.co.uk), and is happening from 3rd to 14th March. It’s totally FREE to enter, and we’d love everyone to be involved.
Each day there is a Sustrans wheelie character to collect and add to our Big Pedal wall chart, and the more people who cycle and scoot, the more powerful our wheelies will be. We want to fill our wall chart with as many superhero wheelies as possible. We’ll be competing against other schools right across the UK, and if we clock up the most bike and scooter journeys, we’ll win!
Why we’ve signed up
We think it’s a fantastic way to get more of our pupils on their bikes and scooters and have fun getting to school. And it’ll be great to compete to become one of the UK’s top schools for two-wheeled journeys, not to mention our chance to win some brilliant prizes. We think you’ll enjoy less congestion outside our school gates too!
All you need to do is encourage your child(ren) to cycle or scoot to school every day during the event, and join them on their way – parent and sibling journeys count too! For more information about the event go to www.bigpedal.org.uk
We offer ‘Bikeability’ Cycle training annually to our Year 4 (level 1) and Year 6 (level 2) pupils. As a Bike It school, we are now introducing ‘Pedals’ cycle training to our KS1 pupils. We have already let you know about the proposed Year 1 training during the Big Pedal fortnight, but we are now expanding this to include Year 2 as well. Full details of the training and requirements have been sent on a separate letter.
Enjoy the ride!
Mr B Cassin
Relate, the UK’s leading relationship support charity, today launches an exciting competition which calls on budding young artists to draw or paint their favourite family moments.
Families today come in all shapes and sizes. This new art competition aims to give children and young people the chance to highlight the special moments that make every family unique, regardless of its set up. These ‘moments’ could include the arrival of a baby brother or sister, a special holiday with a new step mum or dad, or a favourite meal served up at Grandma’s – whatever sums up family for each young entrant.
There are some great family-friendly prizes up for grabs and the winners will be invited to a prestigious reception in London. Artwork can include drawings or paintings and can be posted or emailed. There are three age group categories – under 5s, 6-10s and 11-16s.
For more information on how to enter, go to www.relate.org.uk/policy-campaigns/our-campaigns/being-parents-apart/art-competition. The competition closes on Wednesday 19th March.