‘The aim of this

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The plates are be­ing in­tro­duced soon. In a mes­sage on the school’s web­site, Amin said:

“The aim of the scheme is to pro­mote cy­cling as healthy, fun and a means of trans­port.

“We were in­formed last week that one of our stu­dents was in­volved in a col­li­sion be­tween their bi­cy­cle and a car, for­tu­nately one which did not in­volve in­jury – but this has been a timely re­minder that ac­tion is nec­es­sary.”

The school said in a state­ment: “The aim of this ini­tia­tive is sim­ply to en­sure their safety as they travel to and from school.”

Cy­cling UK at­tacked the move, claim­ing Amin’s stance “seems to be part of a trend of head­teach­ers tres­pass­ing on parental re­spon­si­bil­i­ties”.

The char­ity’s Dun­can Dol­limore said it “could have a neg­a­tive ef­fect” on the num­ber of chil­dren who cy­cle to school. – Daily Mail

Chil­dren will soon be is­sued with the plates by teach­ers.PIC­TURE: GCINA NDWALANE

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