Pedal power: Rachael Sipple from Austcycle with students Hayley Bisaro, Thomas Auld, Imogen Walker, Christopher Grey and Sophie Longford.
Pedal power: Rachael Sipple from Austcycle with students Hayley Bisaro, Thomas Auld, Imogen Walker, Christopher Grey and Sophie Longford. Blainey Woodham

Speakers talk bike safety to kids

IT WAS all about bikes for students at Tweed Heads Public School on Friday as they enjoyed a ride to school and a road-safety session.

During term one the school participated in National Ride 2 School Day, and due to the outstanding success of the event the school decided to take it one step further.

On Friday a number of students, parents and teachers enjoyed a vigorous and safe ride to school before participating in a Spinal Education Awareness Team (SEAT) program and an Austcycle workshop.

Tweed Heads Public School principal Jacquie McAllum said students showed a lot of interest in the day’s activities.

“Both the students and parents look forward to Ride 2 School Day and they said ‘let’s do it more regularly’,” Ms McAllum said.

“It was a very successful day and very well organised.”

All presenters who addressed the Tweed students in the SEAT program have a spinal cord injury and use a wheelchair.

The presenters spoke about the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bike or scooter, and encouraged a greater understanding and awareness of people with a disability.

The Austcycle workshops taught the Tweed students how to ride a bicycle safely and how to manage traffic hazards in a road environment.

Principal McAllum said the event will be conducted once every school term.



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