Bi­cy­cle safety put to test at Bun­yip

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - NEWS -

Chil­dren at Bun­yip Pri­mary School tested their bi­cy­cle safety skills with an in­tense four-day pro­gram re­cently.

Stu­dents in grades three and four ran a bike safety check on Mon­day, be­fore tak­ing part in a ro­ta­tion of ac­tiv­i­ties across the next three days.

The pro­gram, which is held once ev­ery two years for grade three/four stu­dents, teaches chil­dren about bike and road safety, as well as de­vel­ops their rid­ing skills.

Skills taught in­clude rid­ing in a straight line, safe and con­trolled brak­ing, slow rid­ing, part­ner rid­ing, weav­ing, u-turns and spa­cial awareness of oth­ers around them.

The school run a more in­tense pro­gram for its grade five and six stu­dents an­nu­ally, which in­cludes an on-road com­po­nent and on-road test.

Oliver Sil­cock nav­i­gates some wet weather con­di­tions.

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