Recently introduced as an extension to our PE/Sport provision, these sessions for Year 5 & 6 children teach them how to enjoy lakes and rivers safely, as well as offering a taste of the sport of open water swimming. We've worked closely with Jacqui Young from Waterwise to develop a programme of sessions to see the children progress their skills and confidence.
Jacqui's article in Horizons (Institute of Outdoor Learning periodical) explains more.
Working with Cyclewise, Cumbria County Council's chosen provider, junior aged children receive Bikeability training led by fully qualified instructors.
How does Bikeability work?
There are three Bikeability levels and children will be encouraged and inspired to achieve levels one and two, recognising that there is always more to learn and to enjoy on a bike.
Level 1 is where you learn to take control your bike in a traffic free environment. By completing Level 1, you can show you have the skills to ride where there are no cars, safely and competently and that you are ready to start your on road training.
But don't stop at Level 1!
Level 2 is where you start to ride with real traffic using quieter roads. By completing Level 2 you can show you have the skills to make a trip safely on quiet roads and cycle lanes and maybe even competent enough to start riding to school.