Road safety the focus of annual Ride-A-Thon
Edward Public School’s annual Ride-A-Thon in September saw students participate in a variety of learning activities based around road safety.
It included talks from Deniliquin police officer Senior Constable Paul Ebsworth, and Michael Edwards from Services NSW.
Students, parents and teachers participated in a 40 minute bike ride around the school and practised their road safety skills.
Some students walked around an obstacle course set out in the school grounds while others participated in rotating activities including a scooter track which the students designed with road signs, safety videos, role plays, and posters and bicycle art work.
Edward School relieving principal Rhonda Blacker said safety tokens were given out for safe, respectful and responsible participation and many prizes were awarded.
‘‘It was a successful day with excellent support from the community. We finished with a barbecue lunch and dancing activities in the sunshine,’’ Ms Blacker said.
Deniliquin High School teachers and students visited the school and spoke with the students about the Great Victorian Bike Ride, and local bike rider John Trist spoke about and demonstrated how to ride a penny-farthing bicycle — designed in the late 1800s and easily recognisable by its large front wheel.
■ Katy Grady, Erica Hayes and Makayla Finn ready to head off on the cycling laps.
■ Aria Taylor, Miley McCully, Braelie Wesierski and Hazel Glowrey donned Care Bareinspired costumes for the Ride-A-Thon.
■ John Trist turned heads on his pennyfarthing bike as part of the event.
■ Shaylee Price joined in the whole-school Ride-A-Thon ride around the school.
■ Rory Wesierski and Riley Ives learned about road safety while riding scooters.