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.