More than 40 of our Year 8 and Year 9 students have been out and about on the sunny streets of Ulverston this week, undertaking their Level 3 Bikeability Cycle Training.
The training, which builds on the cycle training already undertaken at primary school, is designed to help students stay safer on the roads on their bikes and was delivered by a team of six instructors from Cyclewise. The students were taken out on local roads to experience real traffic conditions and to learn how to ride safely on busier streets and in queuing traffic, as well as learning how to safely negotiate complex road junctions and roundabouts. The children were also taught how to prepare for a journey, given an understanding of advanced road positioning and driver blind spots, how to pass queuing traffic safely, and how to perceive and deal with hazards, as well as learning how to react to hazardous road surfaces.
Each year Cumbria County Council Active Travel apply to the Department for Transport for funds to deliver this very important training and this year’s successful bid meant that the Council have been able to offer this advanced training to our students at no cost to parents.
Well done to all the students, all of whom successfully completed the course.
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Mr Fay c/o Mrs A Herman (Headteacher's PA)
Ulverston Victoria High School
Springfield Road, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0EB
Tel: 01229 483900